U.K. Employment Trends Outlook
|May 2011Simply Hired, Inc.|
U.K. Nationwide and Regional Outlook
Job vacancies up 1.7% over last month.
“We received mixed news this month when the Officefor National Statistics reported that unemployment dropped to 2.5 million on the quarterduring the same period that the number claiming jobseekers’ allowance rose by 12,400,” saidSimplyHired.co.uk CEO Gautam Godhwani. “Fortunately, we can report that we’re seeing a 1.7%increase in job vacancies in the UK in May, with more than 650,000 open roles nationwide.”
Cardiff and Nottingham see largest drop in job vacancies.
May was a disappointing month forCardiff and Nottingham. Not only did both cities see teams lose out in the Championship Play-Off Semi-Finals mid-month, they saw the largest decreases in job vacancies nationwide, down-29.0% and -26.7% respectively.
Reading experiences largest gains in job vacancies.
In keeping with the football trend, bothChampionship Play-Off finalists Reading and Swansea saw significant job gains. Despite losingthe match, Reading experienced May’s biggest upswing with an 18.6% increase in new jobs toSwansea’s 5.9% increase.
Job Vacancies, Nationwide
(from April 2011)