Business owners blame Brexit for more job vacancies than ever before in the UK, which has more vacancy than at any other time in recent history
As a result, the UK now has more unfilled jobs than at any time since record-keeping began in 2002, as oblivion is felt more acutely due to varying factors, including the loss of European Union workers after Brexit.
In the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS), there were over 1.1 million job vacancies in July to September of this year, with 12 of the 18 monitored sectors reaching new highs.
Its a startling increase, made even more dramatic by the Covid-19 slump that followed it, but itll be significant even without it.
The ONS stated that hospitality is the industry with the greatest need for workers, with three in ten businesses struggling to fill vacancies. After hospitality, the water and health industries were finding it hard to recruit in the first place.
A shortage of truck drivers to deliver fuel led to a recent fuel crisis that saw petrol stations across the country shut down due to shortages of workers and supply. Consumers have been pushed back by higher prices for everything from food to transport as the shelves of supermarkets are empty. Some of the factors are global, such as a dip in global shipping supply lines, while others are more specific to neo-insularia, which recently split from all of its nearest trading partners.
Car and motorcycle mechanics are in high demand.
The biggest quarterly increase was in job postings for car and motorbike mechanics, which were up 32% over the prior three month period, according to the ONS. Large businesses are most likely to be having difficulty filling vacancies.
The UK government has minimized the extent to which Brexitfor which prime minister Boris Johnson campaignedis to blame for the shortage of fresh workers in firms seeking them. Businesses, on the other hand, tell a different story: One in four firms that are struggling to recruit say fewer European Union applicants were affecting the situation, according to the ONS. Nearly half (46%) of respondents in the transport and storage sector (48%) said it was a factor.