Published: 19th Aug 2020

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has warned that while there are signs of a post-lockdown economic recovery, it remains ‘uneven’. A new analysis published today by the Foundation shows that the number of new vacancies rose by more than 50 per cent during July, and more than 169,000 vacancies were notified during the first week in August, suggesting a rebound in some sectors. But it also shows that there are still nearly half a million fewer vacancies than there were at the start of the crisis – with job openings running at just one third of the level that they were at this time last year. And despite the increase in vacancies, the areas with a high number of people out of work per vacancy have remained consistent in the last few months. The analysis, by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) and funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), uses … (To read the full article, subscribe below)