UK job growth remains strong, according to survey

UK job growth continued to be strong last month, with many cities seeing above-average growth, according to research from CV-Library.

The research found that there was an increase of 13 per cent year-on-year for job growth in November and 3.2 per cent month-on-month.


The survey also revealed the best-performing cities in terms of job growth, with Sheffield topping the list at 28 per cent. Sheffield was followed by Southampton at 23.1 per cent and Glasgow at 18.4 per cent.

Leeds, London and Liverpool also featured in the list, with a growth of 14.3 per cent, 12.9 per cent and 10.3 per cent respectively.

Application rates decreased, dropping by 4.5 per cent. However, it is common for applications to decrease in the run-up to Christmas, and whilst there was a drop in applications, CV-Library reported an increase in candidate registrations, suggesting that people are still searching for job opportunities.


Commenting on the research, CV-Library Managing Director and Founder Lee Biggins said that it is great to see that there has been strong job growth in November in the nation as a whole and that businesses continue to be confident in the run-up to Christmas.

Biggins said that it’s a busy time of year, so it’s not surprising that jobs have risen, as organisations search for staff to work during the festive period.

Biggins added: “It’s also apparent that some of the savvier employers are choosing to advertise their vacancies well ahead of the January rush, in a bid to boost their chances against competitors as candidates begin looking for opportunities in the New Year.”

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