The best and brightest in England are increasingly going to be heading abroad in search of work, as the number of jobseekers looking for work in the country continues to rise.
As a result, the number seeking work in England has reached a record high in the past 12 months, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
According to data from the ONS, there were 1,927,965 jobseekers in the UK in March 2018, the latest month for which data is available.
That is up from 1,930,945 in the previous month.
The number of UK jobseekers seeking work outside the UK rose by 13,500 in the same period to 7,948,400.
That was more than double the previous record-high of 5,890,500 set in February 2018.
A total of 539,955 people applied for jobs in the United Kingdom in March, according a report by the Institute of Directors.
That is up by 17,000 on the previous March, and is the highest quarterly figure since November 2016.
The ONS said that for every job seeker who applied, there was at least one job opening for that role, up from one job for every 7,000 jobseekers last March.
The latest figures show that there were 7,834,000 vacancies for work at all levels of government in March.
That includes ministers, police and ambulance officers, and social workers, nurses and dentists.
The Office for Budget Responsibility has said the government’s jobless benefit scheme has been in surplus for three years.
But despite the growing strength of the economy, the jobless situation is worsening, as young people leave the labour market and employers seek out new ways to employ people.””
The UK is the second-fastest-growing major economy in the world, and has been for decades.”
But despite the growing strength of the economy, the jobless situation is worsening, as young people leave the labour market and employers seek out new ways to employ people.
“This has contributed to an increasing number of people being placed in low-paid, part-time and insecure work, including casual jobs.”
A recent report by consultancy Mercer found that unemployment in the U.K. has increased to a level not seen since 2011.
The report, published by the firm, said that the number working in part- or full-time work has risen by 1.9 million in the last 12 months.
“Despite the growth in part time employment, the unemployment rate remains high,” Mercer said.
While there has been a rise in part‑time employment, there is a significant fall in casual employment, Mercer said, adding that the total number of part‑timers has fallen from 12.4 million in April to 11.7 million in March 2017.
A recent survey by the Confederation of British Industry found that in May 2017, a record 19 per cent of workers in the full-service sector were employed part-timers.
Meanwhile, unemployment for those in low‑paid jobs is on the rise in the British economy.
A survey by The Times last month found that there are currently around 15 million people out of work in Britain.
The government has been making headway in attracting more people to work in jobs that pay above minimum wage.
The Office for Fair Trading (OFT) said that over the last three years, it has seen an increase in the number and rate of jobseeker sanctions, including those issued against employers.
More than 200,000 people are currently sanctioned for “failing to meet standards of living”, and another 70,000 are subject to sanctions for failing to have their contracts renewed.
As well as the sanctions, there are new measures that are designed to make it easier for employers to hire from abroad.
Under the new Work Programme, employers can apply for “fair market wages” from third countries and receive them if they can prove they pay them more than the minimum wage for the job.
Workers can also apply for up to two years of unemployment benefits.
This week, the UCL Economic Development Institute released a report entitled “What to expect from Brexit: A Case Study”.
It said that while there are already more people employed in the service sector, “the workforce is less than 40 per cent employed”.
A report by IHS Markit, the research arm of the insurance giant, said in March that Britain’s workforce has shrunk by 12 per cent since the Brexit vote.
“The labour market is shrinking,” it said.
“Employers are leaving and there is an increasing tendency for companies to cut staff and move overseas to fill vacancies.”
“There is a lot of uncertainty around the impact of Brexit on the workforce, particularly in sectors like the service and tourism industries.”