October 2016 figures: Reed Job Index at highest ever since 2009 launch as post-Brexit jobs market remains buoyant
The Job Index has reached its highest level since launching in 2009 – easing fears that Brexit would damage employment.
With 220,181 jobs posted on reed.co.uk in October and 3,389,735 applications made in the same month, the index was up 6.7 per cent year on year.
Overall, the Reed Job Index stands at 301 for October.Sectors
According to the latest reed.co.uk Job Index, growth was driven by large year on year rises in sectors including security and safety, graduate training and internships, and transport and logistics. Manufacturing and retail jobs both grew by more than a fifth year on year.
The largest month on month growth came in the education sector where there were nearly a fifth more jobs available than the previous month.
Sectors which saw a year on year decline included apprenticeships, banking and leisure and tourism.
All regions showed year on year growth. The West Midlands showed the largest month on month growth with a 7.1 per cent rise. Month on month, East Anglia was the only region with fewer jobs than in September, while Scotland had zero per cent growth.