Green shoots of recovery, aye!
Here's a graph of the number of job vacancies on reed.co.uk and Job Centre Plus over the past few weeks.
Using an ingenius piece of statistical extrapolation there's about 400,000 job vacancies in the UK.
The graph seems to have bottomed out a wee bit and is starting to drift upward over the past week or so.
This graph shows the number of vacancies reed.co.uk has for each sector for the top couple of sectors.
They too seem to have levelled out over the past two weeks and are now starting to slowly drift upwards. Looks like I'm going to have to find a new excuse for my state of unemployment.
According to my great spreadsheet of desire, about half of the sectors listed on reed.co.uk have around 2% more vacancies now than a week ago. I guess its time to polish up the old CV and get back in the tracksuit.