January 2013 figures: UK jobs market grows by a third in three years

More encouraging news for the economy…..

Figures released for January 2013 show a 12% rise in new job opportunities compared to the same month in 2012, and demand for new staff stands a third healthier than it did in 2010.

Job demand

Overall demand for staff increased in January, with a four point rise across the UK compared to December.

This positive trend is apparent across a significant majority of sectors, with 76% growing month on month and 91% stronger than they were in January 2012. The social care, education and health and medicine sectors are currently faring the strongest, up 68%, 63% and 52% respectively.


Salaries on offer for new jobs stayed steady in January with a Reed Salary Index of 98.


The Reed Job Index grew in 11 out of the 12 areas analysed on both a monthly and annual basis. There are now over 30% more opportunities on offer in the North East compared with this time last year, with a further eight regions enjoying annual growth of more than 10%….



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