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Job vacancies above pre-covid levels

The number of job vacancies in the UK surpassed pre-pandemic levels in the three months to June, according to new data.
The Office for National Statistics said there were 862,000 jobs on offer between April and June, 77,500 higher than the first three months of 2020.
The rise was driven by vacancies in hospitality and retailing.
The number of people on payrolls also grew in June, showing the biggest rise since the start of the pandemic.
It increased by 356,000 in June to 28.9 million.
There was a sharp increase in payrolls in both the food and accommodation sectors as more people returned to work, following a further easing of Covid restrictions in England during May that allowed the hospitality industry to reopen.
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