Demand for UK office workers is lagging behind other types of work.
According to Linkedin the labour market has been undergoing an ‘asymmetric recovery’ following the near-total freeze of lockdown.
New jobs in healthcare and construction are up by 12% and 9% respectively. However, the rate of new jobs in software or IT companies is down by 9% year on year, while the finance and legal jobs rate is down by almost a tenth each. The rate of new jobs in media is 17% lower than last year.
Offices are not the hardest hit, however. New jobs for entertainment workers have dipped by 30%, and the rate of new jobs for recreation and travel workers is down 31%.