Christmas has come early for the jobs market with seasonal jobs up significantly compared to last year, showing renewed confidence among businesses in the busy festive trading period.
For the second consecutive month, each of the 33 industry sectors listed on the index is showing year-on-year growth in jobs, while 11 out of 12 UK regions are showing growth compared to last year.
The Reed Job Index for November now stands at 179: 27% up on November 2012 and 17 points higher than the year-to-date average for 2013.
The retail sector saw one of the biggest increases in jobs posted, with a 49 per cent monthly rise compared to November 2012, and the logistics and transport sector has shot up 73 per cent year-on-year ahead of what is the busiest time of year for many businesses.
At the same time, annual jobs increases for construction and property (69 per cent) and estate agency (23 per cent) continue to reflect growing demand within the property market, although significant rises in the sector since the summer may further fuel concerns of a housing bubble.
Salaries remain unchanged this November with wages languishing at the same level as this time last year and one per cent lower than when the Reed Job Index began in 2009.
In November, 11 out of 12 UK regions show growth compared to last year. London in particular continues to show sustained growth, with jobs up 3% month-on-month and 27% year-on-year.
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