November 2016 figures: Manufacturing and Retail jobs up as UK brushes off Brexit vote
The Reed Job Index for November shows that the jobs market continued to grow throughout month, with the number of jobs advertised up 7% on the same time last year.
Overall, the Reed Job Index stands at 298 for November, just short of last month’s record high.Sectors
According to the latest Job Index, Manufacturing and Retail are amongst the sectors driving this annual growth, rising by 24% and 22% respectively compared to last year.
There are warning signs elsewhere, however, with jobs in the Training sector falling by more than 50% in November compared to the same month last year, whilst new apprenticeships fell by over 30%.
The Banking sector also saw a decline, with the number of advertised jobs down 14% year-on-year.
Overall, the regional picture for November was positive, with all regions enjoying a year-on-year rise in jobs advertised. Northern Ireland, Wales and the East Midlands saw the biggest increases in new opportunities (41%, 22% and 15% year-on-year growth respectively).