UK employee's regular pay growth: private sector fell to record low of 1.0% while public sector slipped to 1.7%twitpic.com/cjxmul— Chris Williamson (@WilliamsonChris) April 17, 2013
John Salt, director, totaljobs.com:
The heavy snow placed a crippling freeze on growth for retailers and small businesses. The extended winter also put the brakes on building work in the UK. These employment figures, alongside rising fuel costs, have seen both jobseekers and consumer confidence left out in the cold. Although spring has finally arrived, the Chancellor will be finding it hard to identify shoots of recovery.