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Since the UK economy fully reopened in July last year a record number of job vacancies have been advertised as companies scrambled to meet demand. In the three months to November, UK job vacancies hit an all-time high of 1.219m and the number “continues to increase across most industries”, the Office for National Statistics said in its latest snapshot.

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