Number of jobs and wages on the up as Brexit Britain continues to thrive

by Westmonster

The British economy continues to defy miserable hardline Remainers, with the number of job vacancies and wages on the up.

Analysis from CV-Library and reported in the Bristol Post reveals that job vacancies in that city are up 9.5% year-on-year, the fourth largest increase in the country.

Glasgow has seen the largest annual increase in the number of jobs (27.5%), with Portsmouth on 19.1%, Edinburgh up 16.4% and Cardiff up by 9%.

Leicester and Leeds have also seen an annual increase in the amount of jobs of more than 8%.

The Founder and CEO of CV-Library, Lee Biggins, has said:  “These latest findings are truly a testament to the resilience of the UK job market.

“In response to uncertainty surrounding the outcome of Brexit, employers increased their hiring efforts by pushing up salaries and job seekers have been listening.

“There’s no sign of this trend stopping, so if you’re looking to increase your earnings, there’s plenty of opportunity to do so.”

Employment Minister Alok Sharma also revealed that lower EU migration has led to greater job opportunities for British workers: “While EU nationals accounted for almost half (over 45%) of the UK’s growth in employment between 2014 and 2016, since 2016 that has fallen to 5%.

“Yet since the referendum there have been over one million more people in work in the UK, up to a record 32.7 million in February 2019.


“Employers are clearly already adjusting to lower immigration from the EU, and it is UK workers who have filled in the gaps – accounting for around nine in ten of new people in work since 2016, compared to half of the people entering work in the two years before.”

The UK has seen the highest wage growth since 2008 whilst net migration has fallen to its lowest level since 2009.

How many economic  ‘experts’ predicted this in 2016 when they spoke of a Leave vote recession?