'Worsening' skills shortage almost doubled in the last year

'Worsening' skills shortage almost doubled in the last year

The UK’s “spiralling skills gap” has worsened in the past year as there are almost two jobs available per candidate, according to Adzuna.

The online job board has published its latest report. It reveals the UK skills shortage is “worsening”. Last year in October there were 0.95 candidates per role. That number has plummeted during the past 12 months. There were 0.54 candidates per role in October 2015. There were a total of 1,229,131 advertised vacancies in the UK last month.

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