August Employment Monitor | Professional job opportunities fell by 2% in August 2016 compared to July, but were 3% higher than August 2015

Aileen McCarney - 09/09/2016
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21% fewer professional job seekers than the previous year

Highlights:

  • There was a 2% drop in the availability of professional jobs in August compared to July 2016.
  • Availability of professional job opportunities rose nationally by over 3% in August 2016 compared to the same month last year.
  • 21% fewer professionals were looking for roles in August when compared with the same month last year.
  • The number of professionals seeking new roles fell by 6% in August compared to July 2016.  
  • Within Financial Services there was an increase of over 65% in professional job availability when compared with the same month last year and a 62% increase when compared with July 2016.
  • The Accountancy and Finance sector had 20% fewer jobs when compared to August 2015, and an almost 40% drop on July 2016, this was primarily driven by seasonal factors.
  • There were 4% fewer IT jobs in August 2016 when compared to August 2015.
  • Financial services, IT and Pharma continue to remain the most buoyant sectors. 

 

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