Job vacancies continue to rise in lead up to Christmas, with '3.5million active job ads'

According to new data from the Recruitment and Employment Federation (REC), the number of active job vacancies has continued to rise. Hitting a new high during the build up to the Christmas period, the date showed 210,000 new jobs posted in the week of 22-28 November. In addition to this, in the same week, there was reported to be 3.51million active job adverts – an increase in over 500,000 (16%) since the end of October.