The number of jobs available in Yorkshire and the Humber has risen by 9% in the third quarter of the year compared to the same period of 2011, a new study shows.
The Totaljobs Barometer also found that this marked an 8% increase on figures for the previous quarter. Demand has also shot up, with applications for jobs increasing by as much as 15% compared to the same period last year - far more than the percentage rise in jobs available. For every job posted in Yorkshire there are now 17 applications, as opposed to 16 per job for the third quarter of last year.
Totaljobs claimed recent redundancies in the area had prompted the rise in demand for jobs, as well as moves by more part-time workers to gain permanent positions. Totaljobs.com's regional chief, Gary Reilly, said: "The rise in jobs is testament to Yorkshire's persistence in the face of the economic issues that are affecting Europe.
"Large towns and cities always draw in jobseekers due to the fact that there are more opportunities for work, so it may be that these cities are being flooded by people who cannot get work in the surrounding areas.
"The influx of school and college leavers this summer has also put an extra strain on Yorkshire's job market."
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