We take a regular look at financial services, banking and accounting recruitment news to give you a flavour of the current job market. We'll look at the performance of financial recruitment agencies, which sectors appear to be outperforming others and we'll do our best to spot early signs of recovery and confidence.
Another week of mixed signals saw the US economy register surprising economic growth figures whilst the UK and Europe continue to face serious unemployment problems.
Yet another difficult week for the economy and recruiters this week, despite the fact that bonuses for bankers are on their way back.
Whilst unemployment figures offered only the tiniest glimmer of hope that the economy might soon start moving upwards, there was some positive news from the financial recruitment sector.
More positive signs of the UK dragging itself out of recession have been tempered with negative results from some financial recruiters, some of whom have nevertheless seen some signs of the job market stabilising.
In a week that saw some sober reporting on unemployment figures from the Office of National Statistics, there were once again some causes for optimism in the labour market, not least within financial recruitment.
This week's recruitment news was dominated by high profile and largely positive surveys and reports covering the job market.
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