Manpower Employment Outlook Survey – Q3 2015

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for the third quarter 2015 was conducted by interviewing a representative sample of 2,100 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 September 2015 as compared to the current quarter?”

UK employers report encouraging signs for job seekers in the coming quarter. With 10% of employers forecasting an increase in staffing levels, 2% anticipating a decrease and 86% expecting no change, the resulting Net Employment Outlook is +8%.

Once the data is adjusted to allow for seasonal variation, the Outlook stands at +6% for the fourth consecutive quarter. Hiring prospects are unchanged quarter-over-quarter and remain relatively stable year-over-year.

Regional Factsheets

East of England

East Midlands


Northern Ireland

North East

North West


South East

South West


West Midlands

Yorkshire and Humberside

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