ONS figures show recruitment contributed to services sector growth

The recruitment sector helped contribute to a 9.3% annual increase in services sector turnover, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics.

The data, released this week, reveals total UK turnover generated by the service industries increased from £2,414.3bn in 2016 to £2,639.1bn in 2017.

The administrative and support services sector, which includes recruitment agencies, saw turnover increase from £161.4bn in 2016 to £180.5bn in 2017.

The UK recruitment industry is worth £35.7bn, according to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s annual Recruitment Industry Trends report for 2017/18.

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