cipd logoA new report based on data from the Office for National Statistics states that job vacancies exceed job hunters in the majority of cities.

The report provides information on the best and worst UK cities to find work

Research has found job vacancies now outnumber jobseekers in three in five UK cities, with results also highlighting the five best and worst places to find a job.

The number of advertised jobs has grown to more than one million, reaching a post-recession record of 1,033,435 in April 2015. 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.

The increase in job adverts is particularly apparent in the maintenance sector where there has been a 38 per cent rise in vacancies. And hiring in the trade and construction sector rose by 28 per cent year on year, which translates to 11,000 more roles advertised in April 2015 than in April 2014.

For more information on this report visit the CIPD website

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