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Transportation and real estate hit 41% growth

The Transportation and Real Estate sectors have increased the most by 41% compared to the same time last year - perhaps unsurprisingly with recent government investment in the transportation industry and new home registrations hitting their highest level since 2007.

Industry Employment Trends

Top growth industries (year on year) – change compared to September 2013

1.     Real Estate (up 41%)

2.     Transportation (up 41%)

3.     Hospitality (up 36%)

4.     Education (up 35%)

5.     Construction (up 30%)

Top growth industries (month on month) – change compared to August 2014

1.     Retail (up 2%)

2.     Accounting (up 1%)

3.     Education (up 1%)

4.     Hospitality (up 1%)

5.     Information Technology (remains the same)

Key stats:

-       Most sectors have seen fewer postings than the previous month, except Retail, Accounting, Education and Hospitality

-       Healthcare has had the least growth in terms of job postings this month, decreasing by 6%

-       Overall, the Retail sector had the highest number of job postings in September 2014, with 158,755 positions available

-       Outside of London, Manchester and Birmingham emerged as the largest UK employment hubs for the Real Estate industry

Commentary from David Rudick, VP International Markets,

“It’s no surprise that job postings increased in September 2014 compared to the same time last year – reflected by statistics that unemployment has recently fallen below the 2 million mark.

“The government’s multibillion pound investment in energy, transport, communications and water projects has really driven growth in the Transportation, Construction and Manufacturing industries which have all grown by at least 25% with Transportation increasing by a massive 41% since September last year.

“Real Estate has also seen a huge increase in job postings this year, up 41% from September 2013 to September 2014. The National House-Building Council (NHBC) has revealed that new home registrations have hit their highest level since 2007, with 36,343 new homes registered between July and September this year. Within Real Estate, the top keyword search term in September was “quantity surveyor”, reflecting a knock-on effect of the boom in the construction sector.

“The Retail industry has seen the most significant growth in September when compared to last month, likely due to the start of the peak Christmas season. This will only continue to grow as we creep even closer to Christmas.” 

About Indeed UK monthly employment index

The data used within this release can all be accessed online at the Indeed website, showing data for the number of job seekers per job posting in the 50 most populous metropolitan areas in the U.K., which cities have the most job postings per inhabitant and job postings available per industry on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis (from September 2011 to present).

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