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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey

In the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, we ask over 2,104 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:

Q1 2017

The key findings of the Q1 2017 survey include:

UK employers report cautiously optimistic hiring intentions for the January-March time frame. While 9% of employers forecast an increase in staffing levels, 3% anticipate a decrease and 87% expect no change, resulting in a Net Employment Outlook of +6%. Once the data is adjusted to allow for seasonal variation, the outlook stands at +7%. Hiring prospects are two percentage points stronger, when compared with the previous quarter, while remaining relatively stable year-over-year.

Download the report for the full Q1 2017 findings.



Q4 2016

Q3 2016

Q2 2016

Q1 2016

Q4 2015

Q3 2015

Q2 2015

Q1 2015