The ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey for the second quarter 2017 was conducted by interviewing a representative sample of 2,119 employers in the UK.
All survey participants were asked: “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the three months to the end of June 2017 as compared to the current quarter?”
The survey results for this quarter report that:
- 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.