Job vacancies outnumber jobseekers in majority of UK cities, research can reveal
There are currently more jobs advertised than jobseekers across three of the UK’s top five cities, the latest figures from the Adzuna Jobs report have been able to reveal.
Research has found that the number of advertised jobs has grown to more than one million, reaching a post-recession record of 1,033,435 in April 2015. This equates to a 25 per cent increase in job adverts year on year.
In contrast, candidate numbers have dropped to less than 800,000 for the first time since the recession making it harder for employers to fill empty posts, the report said.
Competition for jobs fell to a post-recession low of 0.77 jobseekers per vacancy in April 2015. This is down from 0.81 a month earlier and 1.39 in April 2014.
Commenting on the drop in the ratio of jobseekers to advertised vacancies, Andrew Hunter, Adzuna co-founder, said: “This could be a warning sign that our workforce lacks the skills necessary to fill up many of the new jobs appearing.
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