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Skills shortage holding back recovery in three-fifths of UK cities

The Number of jobseekers falls under 800,000 for first time since recession.

Advertised vacancies grow by a quarter over year to April,hitting 1,033,435.

 Salford leads the way –almost fourteen times easier to find employment than a year ago in what was the most competitive location for jobseekers.

Workers may not feel better off despite deflation as salaries plateau, dropping 0.5% over last six month.

April saw more vacancies than jobseekers in 32 of the top 50 UK cities, suggesting that large numbers of UK workers don’t have the skills to fill the positions required in the modern workforce, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from


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