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September 5 2014

Jobs Rise by 9% in the Past Year, While Competition Remains High

The UK labour market continues to improve with the number of jobs increasing by nine percent year-on-year (YOY), according to statistics from the Q2 2014 Barometer, which analyses the behaviour of 5.9 million British jobseekers and 5,000 recruiters. Competition also rose, with the number of applications for each job rising by three per cent year-on-year. The East Midlands saw the biggest increase, with a 17 percent rise in the number of job postings, followed closely by Yorkshire at 16 percent. Other big winners included jobseekers in Wales, the North West, the North East, and East Anglia, which saw job opportunities jump 12 percent YOY.