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    Employment in UK archaeology, October 2011

    Headlines from the State of the Archaeological Market October 2011 report: The number of people employed in commercial, applied archaeology has increased slightly (by 0.4%) over the six months to October 2011. Levels of staff turnover are relatively low, and employers believe that the majority of people who have lost jobs in archaeology in the last six months have remained within the sector. Salaries have not risen in line with inflation in the six months to October 2011, and therefore have typically fallen in real terms. Significant numbers of archaeological businesses have subsidiary offices located elsewhere in theUnited Kingdom. Financially, companies are turning over slightly more revenue in 2010-11 than…

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    Employment in UK archaeology, April 2011

    Research undertaken by Landward Research Ltd for FAME and the Institute for Archaeologists has shown that in April 2011, the rate of job losses in archaeology appeared to have slowed, and business confidence was showing very slight signs of improvement. In the first three months of 2011, the number of archaeologists in work increased very slightly (by 0.6% since January – there are estimated to be 5863 working archaeologists in the UK on 1 April 2011, 800 less than at the summer 2007 peak), but further job losses in curatorial local government services are expected and imminent. Looking back, after a serious decline in the number of people employed in…