Fewer jobs see competition rise

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The average number of applicants for every job has increased from 15 to 20 over the past year, rising to over 50 for some vacancies, new research has revealed.


Employment website totaljobs.com said areas such as Scotland and Wales had been hit by a "huge fall" in the number of vacancies available - down by 17% and 18% respectively.