Posts tagged with ‘barometer’

Barometer results reveal good news in the jobs market

Barometer results 2014Our latest barometer results are in and have revealed good news for recruiters as a number of industries in a range of UK locations have seen a rise in the number of both jobs and applications. Our barometer analyses the behaviour of 5.9 million British jobseekers and 5,000 recruiters, and has found that competition amongst jobseekers is particularly rising, with the.
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Area focus: South West pt. 2 – The state of play

Part 1 of this area focus touched on the healthy state of the South West region in comparison with the rest of the UK, as the South West currently has the least applications per job at 9.6 and the lowest unemployment rate. On top of this, Totaljobs barometer figures reveal monthly declines in the amount of people aged 16+ claiming jobseekers.
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Area focus: North West pt. 2 – The state of play

As mentioned in part one of this area focus, the competition for jobs in the North West remains above the national average for the third year in a row… but the latest statistics might suggest a change in the wind. The North West has shown continued improvement over the past year, with quarter one of 2013 showing a 12% decrease in.
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Area focus: North West pt. 1 – The big stories

Like most of the regions in the UK, recessive dips in the North West have stabilised but growth remains anaemic. The jobs market in the North West is still highly competitive with applications per job once again exceeding the national average in quarter one of 2013, however, the region has gotten closer to the national average in April than it.
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Is this the toughest jobs market ever?

With more than 200 people applying for a job in a coffee shop recently, are we experiencing the worst jobs market ever? There’s no doubt that whether you’re a barista or a barrister, now is probably not the best time to throw caution to the wind and quit because you fancy a career change. If you are a barrister, you may.
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Area focus: London

The latest figures released on London’s labour market show another positive increase in employment with no sign of the much-feared post-Olympic slump adding further damage to the jobs market … at least, not yet. Totaljobs own barometer highlighted a small growth in the number of jobs advertised between July 2012 (25,328) and January 2013 (26,561), although the difference in the number.
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Totaljobs Barometer report: February 2013

While the snow from January has well and truly melted, the UK jobs market remains in a deep freeze with the statistics from February showing little sign of it thawing out at any significant pace. The economy shrank 0.3% in the final quarter of 2012, posing the very real threat of an unprecedented triple-dip recession going into the New Year.
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Totaljobs Barometer report: Q2 2012

People predicting a double-dip recession will point to the news from our latest Barometer report that the number of jobs has fallen by 5.5% in the last quarter. Compared to the same period last year, however, jobs posted has grown by 6.2%, indicating that things are still improving long-term. The recruitment industry’s traditional New Year surge may well hold a clue.
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