UK jobs market shows record growth in February

The UK jobs market continues to go from strength to strength after a month of record growth, according to recruitment firm Reed’s latest job index published today.

The largest monthly measure of conditions and trends in employment opportunities in the UK now stands at 155 – its highest level since the index began in 2009 and 10% higher than its previous best of 141 in May 2012.

February saw over 12% month on month growth in new job opportunities, the third highest monthly surge ever recorded, with 31 out of the 33 sectors measuring stronger than in January. An impressive six out of 10 sectors grew by more than 10% month on month.

The highest growth was seen in the charity and voluntary, social care and education sectors, which recorded increases of 66%, 45% and 41% respectively.

The continued upward trend is being mirrored across the UK with every region now stronger than this time last month and 11 out of 12 areas offering more opportunities on an annual basis….

http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hro/news/1076458/uk-jobs-markets-record-growth-reed-job-index-reveals

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