Reed Job Index shows UK jobs market continues to grow
The recent Reed Job Index has revealed great news for contractors, as the latest figures show that the UK jobs market has grown by 11% in the last 12 months.
According to the report, last month saw over 12% month on month growth in new job opportunities; this is being recorded as being the third highest ever monthly surge ever, with 31 out of the 33 sectors measuring stronger than in January.
Martin Warnes, Managing Director of reed.co.uk, said explained, “The latest Reed Job Index figures provide further confirmation of robust and continued growth in the employment market. The vast majority of sectors and regions are consistently offering more opportunities and we enter the busy spring period with some optimism.
“Notably, though salaries grew slightly over the past month, our latest figures confirm remuneration is falling in real terms, as recent Office for National Statistics figures have confirmed. So, whilst the recovery in the jobs market continues to give solid grounds for optimism, the situation for many families across the UK remains challenging.
“There will be setbacks on the road to recovery and economic growth is proving to be slow. However, the growth in the jobs market has been a shining light over the last year and we continue to call on policy makers to help practically energise a true jobs led recovery for the UK.”
The Reed Job Index now stands at 155, compared with 138 last month and 140 in December 2012.
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