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Leeds 12th most optimistic city about jobs in the UK

Added on: 26th April, 2018 by Helen_44874

Leeds 12th most optimistic city about jobs in the UK

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Thu, 26 April 2018

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Job confidence varies significantly city-by-city ahead of EU departure
The most optimistic profession in Leeds...? Administration

New research reveals today that 42% of people living in Leeds feel confident about the job prospects in their area, and 16% agree that Brexit has increased job confidence in their city.

The research amongst 2,000 Brits was carried out by leading online UK job site Fish4jobs to understand job confidence on a city-by-city level. The results reveal some of the least and most job optimistic cities in the UK, and what impact Brexit will have.

The most optimistic sector regarding job opportunities in Leeds is Administration, whilst the least is Construction.

Sarah El-Doori, Fish4jobs spokesperson said; “Often as a nation we look at job confidence on a macro level and its impact for us domestically and internationally. In reality for most people it is what happens where they live and work which matters and that is why we conducted this research in Leeds.”

“Fish4jobs represents job seekers and employers from across the UK. We conducted this research to better understand if a person’s perception of the job market changes depending on where they live in the country, and how worried they are by external factors that could affect employment in their area.”

Leeds ranked 12th most optimistic UK city about local job opportunities ahead of Brexit.

• 51% of people in Leeds expect a pay rise this year.
• 30% of those in the city choose earning more over job satisfaction.
• However, 33% think it’ll take them at least three - six months to find another job, while 21% believe they’d struggle to gain employment elsewhere.

Most optimistic cities regarding local job opportunities:

Aberdeen 88%
Walsall 60%
=Cardiff - 59%
=London - 59%
Edinburgh - 58%
=Blackpool - 57%
=Belfast - 57%
=Chelmsford - 56%
=Bath‎ - 56%
=Oxford - 50%
=St Albans - 50%
=Warrington - 47%
=Birmingham - 47%
=Southampton - 46%
=Northampton - 46%
=Bristol‎ - 44%
=Brighton - 44%
=Derby - 44%
=Exeter‎ - 44%
=Norwich - 44%
Lisburn - 43%
=Leeds - 42%
=Coventry - 42%

Least optimistic cities regarding local job opportunities:

Newport - 19%
Gloucester‎ - 23%
Nottingham - 26%
Wrexham - 28%
Swansea - 29%
=Newcastle upon Tyne - 30%
=Carlisle - 30%
Glasgow - 31%
=Plymouth - 32%
=Bradford - 32%

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