Q1 2017 figures: UK jobs market not deterred by Article 50 - Growth continuing and confidence on the up
The latest data from reed.co.uk shows that the number of jobs advertised in the first quarter of 2017 rose 10% on the same period last year. In March alone, there were 250,000 jobs posted to reed.co.uk, an annual increase of 17%.
Overall, the Reed Job Index stands at 303 for March, down one point from February’s record high.Sectors
According to the figures, Health & Medicine and Engineering are amongst the sectors driving this annual growth, rising by 29% and 20% for the quarter respectively, compared to the same period last year.
For March, Purchasing (up 23%) and Manufacturing (up 20%) were among the sectors experiencing significant year-on-year rises, an encouraging sign that the UK economy remains robust as we move into negotiations with the EU.
Overall, the regional picture for Q1 was positive, with all regions enjoying a year-on-year rise in jobs advertised. For March as well, all regions saw an uplift on the same month last year, with the exception of the South East, which had an annual decline of 3%.