Job adverts rise as Brits on furlough falls to record low

Number of UK job vacancies posted online is up by 2% compared to a week ago

The number of people on the furlough scheme in the UK fell to the lowest level since the beginning of the pandemic as more businesses are reopening.

Around 1.5m Brits are still on the furlough scheme, significantly down from the 3.4m people who made use of the scheme during March and April.

The figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show a 1% fall in the number of people on the furlough scheme compared to the month before.

Additionally, the number of UK job vacancies posted online is up by 2% compared to a week ago. This is according to job search engine Adzuna.

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The total number of adverts is above levels seen before the beginning of the pandemic.

The categories that saw the biggest increase in the number of adverts were for legal and graduate jobs, up by 7% and 6% respectively.

Rishi Sunak rejected calls for an extension of the furlough scheme and business rates this month, despite the month-long delay in the easing of restrictions, which were previously set for 21 June.

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