- Total advertised vacancies hit post-recession high in December, with 968,273 available positions, rising by 30% year-on-year
- Competition for jobs hits post-recession low – with just 0.85 jobseekers for every advertised vacancy in December, compared to 1.61 in December 2013
- Wage growth starting to stagnate as salaries dip in December – the third consecutive month of decline
- Northern skills gap – promising salary increases in much of the North, but many Northern employers struggling to attract skilled candidates
- North West England experiencing fierce job competition – Salford, The Wirral and Rochdale populate top five worst places to find a job in the UK
Competition for jobs halved over 2014 to hit a new record low of 0.85 jobseekers for every advertised vacancy in December, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.co.uk.
The number of jobseekers going after each advertised role has nearly halved by comparison to December 2013, when there were 1.61 jobseekers per position.
Total advertised vacancies have risen by a third over the last year. There were 968,273 jobs advertised in December, 30.0% higher than 744,665 available positions in December 2013, as the number of available jobs continues to close in on the one million mark. On a monthly basis, there were 1.9% …Read More
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