KPMG: Jobs up again in April

Julian Harris
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MORE new jobs are being created by a surprisingly strong UK labour market, a survey reveals this morning, yet wages continue to be weighed down.

Permanent work placements rose for the seventh straight month in April, according to the latest study by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and consultants KPMG.

The index for new permanent jobs came in at 52.5, up from 50.8 in March. Figures above 50 indicate growth. Temporary placements shrank, however, with an index score of 48.7.