Record Vacancies May Not be Good News for Jobseekers or Businesses

Record job vacancies across many sectors of the economy may seem like good news for workers. But the reality is likely to be more nuanced.

Sky News analysis has shown that despite the post-pandemic boom in job adverts, people looking for work may not be in the right places to fill them, with different regions facing different challenges.

It could mean a continuing crisis for businesses struggling to find staff as the economy realigns.

The analysis cross-references the number of people who were either unemployed or furloughed as of May to July this year with the growth in vacancies in each region.

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