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Record number of job advertisements in first week of 2018

A record number of jobs were advertised in the first week of 2018

A RECORD number of jobs were advertised in the first week of 2018, according to a new study.

Totaljobs said 54,000 vacancies were posted on its website between January 1 and 7, around 9,000 more than the same period last year.

Around 1,000 extra engineering jobs were advertised, while there was a 10 per cent increase in banking and finance posts.

David Clift, of totaljobs, said: "Despite political and economic uncertainty, the UK job market thrived in 2017, with unemployment reaching its lowest level in 42 years.Our data suggests that this momentum is set to continue into 2018, with 20 per cent more jobs available now than a year ago."

"The good news for people looking to make their next career move is that there is a wide choice of vacancies available, right across the UK," he added.

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