By LEE PRICE
Published: 21st February 2012
Researchers compared the total of vacant posts available in a string of locations with the number of jobless people there.
Aberdeen in Scotland emerged as the easiest place to find work, with fewer than one unemployed person — just 0.88 — for every post available.
The city had almost twice as many construction jobs as elsewhere, while oil and gas industry vacancies are 18 TIMES the national average.
Reading, Cambridge and London are the next best places to find work.
Meanwhile, Hull is the UK’s toughest area to secure a job with EIGHTY applicants chasing every vacancy. Stoke-on-Trent comes second-bottom with 72 applicants per job available.
The nature of jobs available also changes from region to region. Belfast has three times more call centre jobs than the national average, while Manchester leads the way for marketing and sales positions and Edinburgh is best for finance jobs.
London has a huge demand for secretaries and estate agents, says the survey by classified ads search engine Adzuna.co.uk.
Liverpool is the hardest place in the UK to find a construction or IT role. Britain’s unemployment total stands at 2.7 million.