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The number of British expatriates adding to the populations of other countries is no shock, when you learn about the number of applications being received for each job vacancy in the UK. Research completed by Adzuna, a jobs search engine, found that there was a large discrepancy between different regions in the UK. With some showing more than 70 jobseekers for every vacancy.
Competition for jobs is starting to reduce, albeit slowly. The figures have shown there are 72 jobseekers applying for every job in Salford, which last month was one of the ten hardest places to find employment in the north of England. Others that made the list where Sunderland and Hull. Competition in Newcastle and Manchester has fallen during the last six months which is good news, but the figures still show that here is huge competition.
Salaries not increasing at the same rate as inflation
England attracts individuals from various countries, coming for work and a better lifestyle. But this increase in population and jobseekers means that there is serious competition for each role that is made available. Which is the reason there are so many British expatriates in other countries working.
The study also highlighted that the salaries advertised with these jobs had also dropped during the last twelve months by 3.5%, which means the average salary is now £33,462. There are more vacancies this year compared to last year. Figures show a 1% increase, and in July there were more than 500,000 jobs that needed filling.
Job salaries are not improving at the same rate as inflation, and this is a concern for the UK jobs market. In fact salaries have taken a steep fall, weakening spending power. This in turn is taking its toll any kind of economic recovery. However, the good news is all other indicators are showing that life is getting a great deal better for jobseekers, which is a positive sign. A better life is also what motivates British expatriates to head overseas. Where they work and build the life that they have always wanted.
Flora Lowther who is the head of research at Adzuna said that there are more jobs available, and as such the competition for jobs is not as high. She went on to say that the gap between the north and south was also closing.