The Alert Jobs Barometer

The Alert Jobs Barometer is a monthly e-alert reporting on job gains and losses across the UK's public and private sector. It is circulated widely to HR and other key audiences, including the recruitment industry and journalists who have a focus on business and jobs.

Updated daily

The Alert Jobs Barometer is updated daily with the job creation and job loss activity of hundreds of organisations experiencing dynamic change. It reflects today’s job market reality and is not based on sampling, speculative forecasts or subjective employer sentiment about the future. Having this business insight data at your finger tips allows the pinpointing of sectors and geographies where job gains and losses are occurring right now. The freshness of the information and trends also makes it a great source of topics for informed conversations with clients, colleagues, prospects and others.

Data gathering process

The jobs data is gathered from rigorous research by Alert into organisations across the UK that are growing, downsizing or restructuring. In addition, other information is extracted from 200,000 online and print sources reporting about employment.

Over six million job moves

Since 2005, over six million job gains and losses have been detected and recorded by Alert - its the only data of its kind!

Access to the information

If you are an Alert subscriber, you will have constant access to the detailed information about each organisation affected and its decision makers, along with a summary of what's happening. You can also purchase detailed Job Gain, Job Loss and other business lead reports from the online shop on this website.

Free trends updates

There are also FREE periodic updates about trends in the Jobs Barometer data, along with snapshots of the detailed information about specific organisations. If you would like to receive these, please subscribe below