Job opportunities across the UK reach the highest level in 5 years


As the business confidence levels in the UK are currently on an ascending trend, the job market is also steadily growing, with more than 165,000 live job opportunities being recorded – the highest value since September 2008.

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According to a report on the matter, the latest figures in the Reed Job Index point out that all 12 UK regions are showing a monthly and annual growth in jobs, with Scotland in particular showing sustained growth, with jobs up 48% year-on-year.

The monthly report shows that job opportunities are at their highest level since the Index began in 2009, with growth of over 17% compared to the same period last year. Each of the 33 industry sectors listed on the index is showing year-on-year growth in jobs, whilst all UK regions are showing growth compared to last month.

Retail saw one of the biggest increases in jobs posted, with a 17% monthly increase, while in the construction sector, which has benefited from four months of consecutive jobs growth, the continued rise in new opportunities helped it to a 74% rise against the same period last year. The manufacturing (+37%), automotive (+61%) & logistics (+58%) sectors all showed promising annual growth in October.

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