Further strong rise in vacancies
September data showed that demand for staff continued to increase at a marked pace. The Report on Jobs Vacancy Index came in at 66.9, down from August’s 16-year high of 67.7 to its lowest reading in three months, but still signalled a strong rate of expansion. Identical rates of growth were signalled for permanent and temporary workers during the latest survey period.
Public & private sector vacancies
Demand for staff rose at a considerably stronger pace in the private sector than the public sector during September. The fastest growth rate was indicated for private sector temporary vacancies, while the slowest rise was signalled for public sector short-term roles.