According to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s latest Jobs Recovery Tracker, there were 192,000 new job adverts posted in the week of 21-27 June. This gives us a total of 1.55 million active job postings in the UK at the end of June 2021.
The data shows that the higher rate of growth in job postings driven by the re-opening of industries that were shut during the pandemic, like the hospitality and leisure sectors, has now levelled off to a steady rate, higher than to the levels we’ve seen before the pandemic began in March 2020.
Other insights from the data are:
- Higher demand for roles in education sector, as well as more adverts for professional and skilled occupations at the end of June.
- Thurrock, and the London boroughs of Haringey and Islington were the hiring hotspots in the week of 21-27 June.
- East Dunbartonshire recorded the biggest fall in active job postings, followed by Isle of Anglesey (-8.3%). Four out of the bottom ten local areas for growth in active job postings came from Northern Ireland.