Devolved power case '˜even stronger' post-Brexit

Brexit makes the case for regional devolution 'even stronger', one of the region's top business leaders has claimed, with company bosses in Yorkshire urged to remain upbeat and to seize opportunities that emerge from the fallout.

Total vacancies of 1,165,052 in November represent a 1.3 per cent increase compared to figures six months ago and is the largest number of advertised openings since the 1,244,772 posted in November 2015.

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According to the latest figures from the ONS, the employment rate is currently 74.4 per cent, marginally down from the joint record high earlier in the year, but up from last December’s 73.9 per cent.

The continued emergence of the gig economy helped contribute to the fall in unemployment throughout 2016, with flexible working set to continue to influence the job market.