|This is thanks to overall business confidence bringing about a much healthier marketplace.
ONS claimed that, over the past 12 months, competition for roles has
dropped by 11 per cent. Simultaneously, the number of new positions
being advertised rose by nine per cent.
Jobseekers can also take
solace in the report's trustworthiness, as the ONS called upon a user
base of 5.2 million British workers and 5,000 recruiters to gather its
Whilst the West Midlands produced some good results on
the whole, it wasn't all so positive for one of its long-affiliated
industries - that of engineering, manufacturing and utilities. In this
section, the ONS reported a 17 per cent drop in the number of new jobs
being advertised over the course of 2013.
Nationally, the jobless
total dropped to 7.1 per cent as it inches toward the fabled seven per
cent mark at which point the Bank of England governor Mark Carney said
he would consider raising the interest base rate, sky.com notes.