We're in bottom three for job vacancy growth

CALDERDALE has seen one of the slowest increases of job vacancies in the region this year, new figures have revealed.

According to jobs and skills experts Working Skills, Calderdale is in the bottom three of local authority areas across Yorkshire and the Humber seeing the slowest increase in vacancies. The figures compare August to October 2010 with the same period in 2009.

In Calderdale, the average number of job vacancies per month during that period in 2009 was 1,239, compared to 1,266 per month in 2010 – an increase of just 2.2 per cent.

Rotherham showed the lowest figures, with a decrease of 4.9 per cent.

The biggest increase in the region was in East Riding, with a 90.9 per cent increase.

Overall, vacancies in Yorkshire and the Humber were up 16.6 per cent compared to the same period last year.

The figures – complied through Office of National Statistcs data and evidence from the front line – showed the energy sector has seen the biggest increase in job vacancies in the region.

Education vacancies had the lowest increase.