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    Construction redundancies remain high while vacancies remain low


    As the real business of governing the UK begins to wind up again, the latest employment figures will do little to cheer the incoming government as it prepares to put chalk marks on where deep public sector cuts will be made. The overall figures showed the rise of unemployment continuing ...

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    More home sellers, fewer home letters - a housing market in flux


    How should we read yesterday’s Rightmove figures showing the slowest ever March pick up in asking prices? They appear to be consistent with much of what else we are seeing in the market – a growing body of evidence that the recent bounce back in the housing market is ...

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    Fewer redundancy in construction, but the future remains bleak on jobs


    For the optimists in the construction industry there is much hope to be gleaned from the latest employment figures . Equally for the pessimists there is plenty within the numbers to fret about. So what should we make of the latest batch of labour market numbers that, among other things, ...