The Reed Job Index has risen by 4 points this month to stand at 133. The figure is up by 20 per cent year on year and has hit a 23-month high. This means employer demand for new staff has continued on an upward curve from last month. And while more than half of the areas covered by the Index have delivered a rise in demand this month, the increase has been particularly marked in London, the South East and the North West.
“The latest Reed Job Index shows that confidence about the future has continued to increase right across the private sector, in spite of last week’s gloomy economic pronouncements,” says James Reed, Chairman of reed.co.uk’s parent company Reed Global. “Not only is employer demand up by twenty per cent year on year, newly available private sector jobs are at their highest level since the dark days which followed the last banking crisis.”