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Poll suggests jobs market buoyant in UK

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: December 06, 2012

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THE UK jobs market is at its most buoyant for three years thanks to a further month of steady growth in November, according to the latest Reed Job Index.

The monthly measure of conditions and trends in employment opportunities shows that the final quarter of 2012 is on track to be the strongest for new job opportunities since the index began in December 2009. The index has now shown growth every quarter in 2012, reflecting a growing sense of optimism around the UK jobs market.

In November, the jobs market was one per cent stronger than October and more than five per cent up on the same period last year. The majority of employment sectors continued to outperform the previous month, with the energy, education and banking fields faring especially strongly. Nationwide, all regions are offering more opportunities than they were in 2011.

Martin Warnes, managing director at reed.co.uk, said: "We have pointed towards steady growth in new roles for many months now and this latest set of figures further underlines how much the jobs market continues to recover."

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