January 2017 figures: Manufacturing jobs up by 24% year on year as UK jobs market continues to grow
The Reed Job Index for January shows that the jobs market continued to grow throughout month, with the number of jobs advertised up 5.5% on the same time last year.
Overall, the Reed Job Index stands at 267 for January, down two points from last month’s figure.Sectors
According to the latest Job Index, Manufacturing jobs have grown by nearly a quarter in the last year – showing that the post Brexit employment market continues to grow.
The 24.1% increase from January last year was among the most significant sector rises and helped the index as a whole achieve a 5.5% lift.
Other sectors experiencing significant year on year rises include Construction & Property (+18.8%), Retail (+17.7%) and Engineering (+10.6%).
According to January’s Index, every region of the UK has continued to see year on year growth in the number of jobs advertised. Northern Ireland, Wales and the North East England saw the biggest increases in new opportunities (76.7%, 20.1% and 8.5% year-on-year growth respectively).