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Job creation in the City up 38% against last year


The number of new City jobs created jumped to its highest level in over seven months, at a time of the year when vacancies traditionally decline, according to Astbury Marsden, a leading financial services recruitment firm.

According to Astbury Marsden, 2,500 new jobs were created in November 2013, up 6% from 2,330 the month before.

This is despite November traditionally being a month when hiring tends to wind down ahead of bonuses being announced around Christmas and the first two months of the New Year.

The number of new jobs created was up 38% compared with November last year, when 1,790 new City jobs were created.

Astbury Marsden says that the jump in City job vacancies may be the first signs of a general increase in City activity feeding through to job creation.