Online recruitment activity in the UK fell for the third time in four months in June, according to the latest figures from the Monster Employment Index.
The index dropped by four points to 177 in June, following a slight recovery in May, when the figure stood at 181.
Online hiring in the marketing, PR and media sector experienced the steepest decline, falling by 28 points last month. However, opportunities increased significantly in hospitality and tourism, and healthcare and social work.
“Confidence in the UK economy is falling among consumers and businesses alike, and employers have responded by scaling back on hiring,” said Hugo Sellert, head of economic research at Monster Worldwide.
“Still, the availability of jobs online is significantly higher than last year, and demand remains elevated in both manufacturing and parts of the service sector.”
The Monster Employment Index is a monthly analysis of millions of online job opportunities across a selection of corporate career sites and jobs boards across the UK, including Monster.co.uk.