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Recrutiment & Employment Confederation

Jobs Recovery Tracker


In May 2020 the REC launched the 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 in the first week of February 2021 there were 1.30 million active job adverts in the UK. The number of active job adverts fell significantly in late January and early February due to more job adverts expiring and being removed from job sites. However, there were 132,000 new job adverts posted in early February, significantly higher than in spring and summer 2020. Firms are much more confident about bringing in new staff than they were during the first wave of the pandemic, although there are sectors that are still struggling.

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.

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