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UK job vacancies 'rose slightly' during May

Published: Wednesday, 02 June 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

Job vacancies across the UK increased slightly last month, according to new research published yesterday (May 31st).

Employment agency Reed revealed that there were one per cent more positions being offered through its member companies in May than in the previous month.

While the news will undoubtedly be welcomed by this year's university leavers, the report also showed that the average wage available declined by 4.2 per cent to £31,800.

Martin Warnes, managing director of reed.co.uk, said: "While it is good that the job demand trend is upwards again, recovery remains fragile.

"In spite of [chancellor] George Osborne's hopes, the private sector has yet to demonstrate it is taking up the slack in advance of public sector cuts."

Mr Warnes added that the small improvement was encouraging in light of the problems created by the general election and the impact of ever-increasing debts in Europe.

Last week, a study by High Fliers Research suggested that student confidence in the jobs market is currently at a 15-year low.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19813348-ADNFCR

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