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Recent data shows that job vacancy numbers are recovering, with a 14% week-on-week increase at the beginning of the month.

In fact, according to the Broadbean Technology statistics, new roles advertised hit pre-Covid levels.

Across the sectors, those reporting the greatest week-on-week rise in demand were education (42%), healthcare (36%), construction (36%) and transport (27%).

The figures also indicate that the furlough scheme is acting as a potential safety net for UK staff, with a 62% drop in the number of people actively seeking new roles in July when compared to the same time last year.

Alex Fourlis, Managing Director at Broadbean Technology, commented on the findings, “The continued recovery that we’ve noted over the last few weeks is certainly promising and to finally be able to say that job numbers are back at pre-Covid levels is a reassuring sign that we’re on the right path.”

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“The sectors that are seeing the biggest uptick in activity are perhaps to be expected as the country continues preparations to fully reopen schools next month and get construction and transport projects back on track.”

He added, “However, the fact that the number of applications per vacancy has dropped year on year suggests more people are choosing the safety of either the furlough scheme or their current job when they perhaps would have searched elsewhere in normal conditions. But with furlough support beginning to wind down, it’s highly likely that we will soon see this spike as individuals face more uncertainty and we hope that vacancy numbers continue on their upward trajectory to support those looking for employment from September onwards.”

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