Recruitment and HR Blog
New vacancies up 25% in first half of 2014
2nd July 2014
The Reed Job Index, which tracks the number of new
vacancies available across every industry and in every region of the UK, shows
there were 30% more vacancies available in June 2014 compared to the same month
Amongst the fastest-growing industries so far in 2014 are
Construction & Property (+61% more vacancies year-on-year), Motoring &
Automotive (+51%), Transport & Logistics (+45%) and Manufacturing (+42%).
There has also been notable growth in support services, such as in the Legal
sector (+66%) and Estate Agency (+42%).
Every UK region showed year-on-year growth during the
first half of 2014. Wales saw the largest growth, with more than 39% more new
vacancies than in the same period last year, whilst Northern Ireland saw the
slowest growth at 17%.