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'Steady' summer for jobs market

The jobs market has "held steady" through the summer, with a big increase in vacancies in the construction and property sector, a new report has said.

Employment group Reed said Scotland had seen the biggest increase in job opportunities in recent months, while Northern Ireland was the only area of the UK to see a decline in August compared with a year ago.

Reed said a study of 150,000 vacancies it was advertising showed a "buoyant" jobs scene, although salaries remained static.

Chairman James Reed said households continued to be under pressure financially, adding: "I expect this will lead to more people entering the jobs market this autumn to look for new opportunities to increase their earnings."

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