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Research

Jobs Recovery Tracker

Research

The REC has launched a new Jobs Recovery Tracker, which aims to help recruiters, businesses and policymakers see how the jobs market is evolving as the economy recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This research uses job postings data, provided by our partner Emsi, to spot signs of growth in different local areas and occupations across the UK. We will be updating this data regularly during the coming months to show where the hiring hotspots are, and what job roles are in high demand.

The latest Jobs Recovery Tracker reveals that the number of active job postings in the UK has been rising slowly over the course of May - increasing from 950,000 in mid-May to 963,000 in the first week of June.

The number of new job adverts in the first week of June was 112,000, a significant 64% more than in the last week of May. This could indicate more companies starting to hire again as lockdown measures are eased, and that the recovery is starting to pick up speed.

Use the interactive visualisations below to explore the latest data from the Jobs Recovery Tracker.

For more analysis, read the latest Jobs Recovery Tracker press release.

For more information and media enquiries, contact the REC press office on 020 7009 2129 or pressoffice@rec.uk.com.