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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey

In the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, we ask over 2,119 UK employers if they plan to increase or decrease the number of people in their workforces during the next quarter.

Having run for more than 50 years, it's the most extensive forward-looking employment survey in the world and is unique in its size, scope, longevity and area of focus. That's why it's used as a key economic indicator by both the Bank of England and the UK Government.

Take a look at our most recent reports below:

Q2 2017

The key findings of the Q2 2017 survey include:

  • UK employers still report optimistic hiring intentions for the April-June time frame with a seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook of +5% (but it’s a two point fall from the previous quarter),
  • Most regions in the UK are optimistic about hiring, with the East and East Midlands particularly so at +9% and +8%, respectively,
  • The construction sector has risen to +12% and manufacturing holds steady with a Net Employment Outlook of +6%. However, the transport sector remains low at +1% and utilities employers are taking more caution reporting a six point fall from last quarter.

Download the report for the full Q2 2017 findings.



Q4 2016

Q4 2016

Q3 2016

Q2 2016

Q1 2016

Q4 2015

Q3 2015

Q2 2015

Q1 2015