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Job Market Report Quarter 2 2020

Provided by CV Screen

Monthly Highlights

  • The economic reality is that the UK looks to be on the brink of experiencing unemployment levels not seen in at least a generation.
  • The demand for staff in Q2 dropped by record levels, with IT dropping 53%, marketing dropping 78% and finance vacancies falling by 74%.
  • The low point for job vacancies was the first week of May.
  • Job numbers are showing signs of recovery (albeit from an incredibly low base).
  • With the furlough scheme covering nearly 9 million UK workers, the number of active candidates is low.
  • The number of candidates who are active on the job boards has decreased across the IT, Marketing & Finance sectors.
  • Job application rates have increased by 53% between Q1 and Q2.
  • The inference here is that although the number of active candidates has decreased, those who are active are applying for more vacancies.
  • With job numbers reduced, the competition for active roles is likely to intensify over the coming months.

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