Date Published: 26-09-2014

The national labour market slowed in August, according to data from APSCo. The data suggests a loss of momentum in sectors that had previously been performing very well.

Permanent job vacancies, while up 25.1% on 2013, increased by only 1.4% in August. This is mostly due to decent growth in the Engineering sector (+2.6%). Other sectors recorded far lower figures.

Up 10.2% on the same time last year, Contractor/Temporary work vacancies were stable at +0.4% on a month-by-month basis. The largest increase on last month was in the Accounting and Finance sector (+1.7%).

The online job market (all job types) in East Anglia grew by 22% year-on-year, higher than the national average of 15%. The largest increase on 2013 was in the North West (25%).

Christy Collins

Head Of Client Services

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