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Continued Jobs Growth Bucks Seasonal Norm

September 7, 2012

LONDON, September 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Seasonal factors failed to prevent continued growth in the UK jobs market in August,
according to the latest Reed Job Index.

http://www.reed.co.uk/jobindex

The largest monthly measure of conditions and trends in the jobs
[http://www.reed.co.uk ] market in the UK reveals job opportunities in August grew by 1%
month on month and an impressive 14% year on year. This is the second consecutive month of
growth across both measures at a time when the employment market is typically flat.

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Over half of the nation’s employment sectors (52%) are now posting significantly more
jobs than last month with the construction and property
[http://www.reed.co.uk/jobs/construction-property ] and transport and logistics
[http://www.reed.co.uk/jobs/transport-logistics ] sectors faring particularly well,
enjoying 20% and 16 % growth respectively. On an annual basis, the figures are stronger
still with 73% of sectors growing compared with this time last year.

Overall, the Reed Job Index now stands at 139 compared with 138 in July and 122 this
time last year.

Around the UK, Scotland and Wales are faring particularly well, registering impressive
month on month growth of 9% and 5% respectively. Overall, every UK region is enjoying
annual jobs growth, with 50% witnessing more opportunities compared with July. As for jobs
in London [http://www.reed.co.uk/jobs/london ], monthly growth dropped off slightly by 1%
though on an annual basis opportunities are up by a healthy 12%.

The index confirms national salary growth still remains flat, registering 0% monthly
growth with slight annual growth of 1%. Overall, the Reed Salary Index now stands at 98 as
it did last month.

Commenting on the latest figures, Martin Warnes, Managing Director atreed.co.uk
[http://www.reed.co.uk ], says:

“August is traditionally one of the quietest times of the year for recruitment so it
is highly encouraging that opportunities have continued to grow. Our data has been
pointing towards an improving jobs market for many months now. These latest figures add
further weight to the argument that jobs growth has actually been embedded for some time”

“Particularly noteworthy has been the increase in opportunities in the construction
and property sector. This important area of the UK economy has been particularly hard hit
by the recession so the figures are to be especially welcomed as are developments that
will continue to support this upward trend, such as the recently approved Ebbsfleet Valley
construction project in Kent.

“Looking ahead, the coming three months will be hugely instructive as to the overall
prospects for the economy. The pre-Christmas period is typically one of the most fruitful
of the year for job hunters as businesses prepare for the new year and we are hopeful that
the trend of recent jobs growth can in turn spur an upturn in the wider UK economy.”

The Reed Job Index is compiled by the UK’s number one job site reed.co.uk
[http://www.reed.co.uk ], through analysis of job advertisement trends from over 10,000
recruiters throughout the UK tracked against a baseline of 100 established in December
2009.

KEY FACTS – August

        - Second month of job growth over typically 'flat' summer period, according
          to latest Reed Job Index
        - Index up encouragingly on both monthly and annual basis
        - Over half of employment sectors posting more opportunities compared with July
        - Scotland and Wales show impressive regional growth
        - Overall, the Reed Job Index now stands at 139 compared with 138 in July and
        - 122 this time last year

NOTES

– Each month the Reed Job Index tracks the number of new job opportunities and the
salaries on offer compared to the previous month and against a baseline of 100 set in
December last year. The Reed Job Index is based on data from the UK’s largest job board,
reed.co.uk, which every day lists over 100,000 job opportunities from 10,000 recruiters
across 37 career sectors throughout the UK.

– The Reed Job Index is compiled by data drawn from on-line job vacancies and
job-seeker activity on reed.co.uk.

– reed.co.uk is the UK’s largest commercial job board, with over 100,000 job
opportunities from more than 10,000 recruiters at any one time.

– reed.co.uk is part of Reed Global, the international recruitment group of companies

Below are month by month tables, by job sector and UK region

Reed Job Index by sector

                 Sector           Dec '09 Aug '11 Sep '11 Oct '11 Nov '11 Dec '11 Jan '12
                National            100     122     121     129     133     121     123
               Accountancy          100     130     129     130     138     128     127
         Accountancy (Qualified)    100     134     133     142     156     144     142
         Admin, Secretarial & PA    100     138     134     134     140     130     134
                 Banking            100      86      75      86      80      71      68
           Charity & Voluntary      100     122     123     166     130     120     142
         Construction & Property    100     129     130     126     125     109     110
            Customer Service        100     124     127     136     133     125     125
                Education           100      73      82      90      102     98      97
                 Energy             100      72      81      92      108     99      92
               Engineering          100     165     166     178     192     170     171
              Estate Agency         100     126     124     138     149     122     146
           Financial Services       100     102     106     114     115     104     104
            General Insurance       100     142     128     140     143     132     132
            Health & Medicine       100      79      80      81      88      88      84
         Hospitality & Catering     100     105     105     110     125     134     101
             Human Resources        100     142     130     134     139     137     130
              IT & Telecoms         100     149     149     173     190     173     174
                  Legal             100     113     114     114     131     115     115
            Leisure & Tourism       100     176     175     167     211     154     150
              Manufacturing         100     145     150     144     149     124     124
             Marketing & PR         100     148     133     143     136     123     132
        Media, Digital & Creative   100     146     147     157     144     139     144
          Motoring & Automotive     100     116     165     161     170     158     165
               Purchasing           100     122     115     126     120     121     127
         Recruitment Consultancy    100     108     110     115     111     101     106
                 Retail             100     136     134     145     126     107     113
                  Sales             100     135     133     143     143     128     135
               Scientific           100     110     103     115     129     116     117
            Security & Safety       100      93      99      89      97      98     105
               Social Care          100      60      65      77      75      64      66
         Strategy & Consultancy     100     148     156     155     161     153     150
                Training            100      71      64      81      64      61      69
          Transport & Logistics     100     206     201     220     204     165     161

Table continued below.

                                                             Jun
                                  Feb   Mar    Apr    May           Jul    Aug
                 Sector           '12   '12    '12    '12    '12    '12    '12
                National          140   142    134    141    134    138    139
               Accountancy        132   123    126    142    131    133    128
         Accountancy (Qualified)  158   163    154    159    146    149    142
         Admin, Secretarial & PA  136   131    132    137    119    130    141
                 Banking           65    74     65     69     61     64     63
           Charity & Voluntary     98    95    114    136    120    141    159
         Construction & Property  140   140    145    157    145    151    181
            Customer Service      120   126    130    128    119    128    138
                Education         130   160    117    138    128    124    114
                 Energy           129   101    126    135    103    125    147
               Engineering        218   230    233    266    243    233    217
              Estate Agency       149   159    158    185    159    169    157
           Financial Services     114   102    107    103     97     92     90
            General Insurance     125   138    112     96     97     93     91
            Health & Medicine     115   103     91    111    121    128    126
         Hospitality & Catering   122   157    151    143    151    151    149
             Human Resources      128   117    135    136    132    147    146
              IT & Telecoms       183   172    172    184    167    180    187
                  Legal           117   124    124    130    121    142    127
            Leisure & Tourism     194   156    129    127    113    112    114
              Manufacturing       151   160    157    165    149    143    125
             Marketing & PR       141   138    127    132    121    139    142
        Media, Digital & Creative 130   131    135    135    124    113    118
          Motoring & Automotive   198   196    194    195    181    207    210
               Purchasing         138   140    134    146    133    131    135
         Recruitment Consultancy  116   120    118    118    115    123    130
                 Retail           139   145    139    143    149    154    138
                  Sales           143   138    133    134    119    116    119
               Scientific         155   161    154    177    133    154    147
            Security & Safety     145    98    139    102    109    180    166
               Social Care         78    97     85     98     95    123    140
         Strategy & Consultancy   171   209    163    168    163    187    194
                Training           79    79     75     82     76     81     84
          Transport & Logistics   170   182    193    187    193    181    210

Reed Salary Index by sector

                 Sector           Dec '09 Aug '11 Sep '11 Oct '11 Nov '11 Dec '11 Jan '12
                National            100      97      97      97      98      99      98
               Accountancy          100     101     101     102     101      98      98
         Accountancy (Qualified)    100      98      98      99      98      91      92
         Admin, Secretarial & PA    100     102     104     103     104      98      99
                 Banking            100     117     112     113     112     101     100
           Charity & Voluntary      100     105     101     101      93      90      93
         Construction & Property    100      87      89      92      96      92      88
            Customer Service        100     102     100     101     103      99     100
                Education           100      97      94      96      97      95      98
                 Energy             100      76      80      87      90      82      75
               Engineering          100      91      93      92      94      93      95
              Estate Agency         100     108     102     109     110     98      110
           Financial Services       100      95      98     100     102     110     105
            General Insurance       100      98      97      98     101     100     103
            Health & Medicine       100      91      90      90      90      91      93
         Hospitality & Catering     100     107     105     103     104     107     104
             Human Resources        100     106     106     103     101     100      98
              IT & Telecoms         100     101      97      96      98      94      93
                  Legal             100      83      78      78      84      85      83
            Leisure & Tourism       100      91      97     102      98      90     100
              Manufacturing         100      89      87      86      91      96      94
             Marketing & PR         100     106     106     104     105      96      95
        Media, Digital & Creative   100     100     101     100     101      92      93
          Motoring & Automotive     100      97      95      90      93      95     102
               Purchasing           100     102      97      95      94      90      97
         Recruitment Consultancy    100     113     114     109     109     108     108
                 Retail             100     110     112     116     112     104     106
                  Sales             100     104     102     104     102     101     101
               Scientific           100      92      94      90      89      90      92
            Security & Safety       100      82      91      81      85      84      93
               Social Care          100      72      72      71      69      77      82
         Strategy & Consultancy     100     112     116     112     113     109     102
                Training            100     105     106     103     107      99     106
          Transport & Logistics     100      89      90      88      93      92      94

Table continued below.

                                  Feb  Mar    Apr    May    Jun    Jul    Aug
                 Sector           '12  '12    '12    '12    '12    '12    '12

                National          100  102     98     98     98     98     98
               Accountancy        101   97    102    103    102     97     97
         Accountancy (Qualified)   97  106     99     98     96     90     90
         Admin, Secretarial & PA  106  115    105    105    106    100     99
                 Banking          121   95    111    112    120    104    104
           Charity & Voluntary     99   90     96     94     97     97     88
         Construction & Property   93  106     89     91     91     86     84
            Customer Service      106   97    105    103    104    100    100
                Education          96   86     97    101    101     97     96
                 Energy            88   97     86     86     88     87     91
               Engineering         94  109     96     94     95     96     93
              Estate Agency       109  102    108    105    105    102     99
           Financial Services     103  104    110    105    103    103    103
            General Insurance     103   98    101    100    104    103    105
            Health & Medicine      95  105     99     98     96     90     87
         Hospitality & Catering   103  100    105    106    104    102    100
             Human Resources      103   97    101    102     99    101     99
              IT & Telecoms        98   87     99     98     96     93     94
                  Legal            85   99     84     82     87     81     78
            Leisure & Tourism     102   96     92     99    102    106     91
              Manufacturing        95  104     97     92     90     91     91
             Marketing & PR       103  100    103    101    103     95     97
        Media, Digital & Creative  97  100    101    100    103     93     91
          Motoring & Automotive   101  100     95     95     93     90     89
               Purchasing          95   97     96    100     96     96    102
         Recruitment Consultancy  112  114    108    103    101    104    106
                 Retail           108  108    110    110    110    111    107
                  Sales           104  104    101    101    103    102     99
               Scientific          92   93     91     92     93     90     92
            Security & Safety      89   77     78     85     81     68     72
               Social Care         74   73     71     73     78     72     69
         Strategy & Consultancy   117  118    106    102    100    108    109
                Training          113  107    109    109    108    108    104
          Transport & Logistics    96   94     92     90     92     91     88

Reed Job Index by region

                 Region           Dec '09 Aug '11 Sep '11 Oct '11 Nov '11 Dec '11 Jan '12
                National            100     122     121     129     133     121     123
               East Anglia          100     138     141     147     144     135     139
              East Midlands         100     124     122     130     134     122     127
                 London             100     127     125     135     142     129     130
           North East England       100     123     115     121     115     102     111
           North West England       100     105     108     114     121     111     109
            Northern Ireland        100     108     109     118     120      96     124
                Scotland            100     125     115     125     124     114     111
        South East (excl. London)   100     125     123     130     135     123     125
           South West England       100     125     123     131     135     123     126
                  Wales             100      99     100     112     105      96      89
         West Midlands (Region)     100     135     140     148     150     130     131
        Yorkshire and Humberside    100     128     133     142     140     129     131

Table continued below.

                                   Feb    Mar    Apr    May    Jun    July   Aug
                 Region            '12    '12    '12    '12    '12    '12    '12
                National           140    142    134    141    134    138    139
               East Anglia         152    155    148    146    141    152    151
              East Midlands        141    152    142    156    148    152    151
                 London            148    148    141    148    140    144    142
           North East England      132    142    129    135    129    138    136
           North West England      130    131    122    130    127    131    133
            Northern Ireland       153    145    141    145    139    135    127
                Scotland           129    126    125    134    132    126    137
        South East (excl. London)  141    142    136    142    134    136    139
           South West England      147    148    135    145    136    141    143
                  Wales            102    107    105    104    106    108    113
         West Midlands (Region)    152    160    150    155    152    160    159
        Yorkshire and Humberside   145    154    141    146    140    144    150

Reed Salary Index by region

                 Region           Dec '09 Aug '11 Sep '11 Oct '11 Nov '11 Dec '11 Jan '12
                National            100     97      97      97      98      99      98
               East Anglia          100     97      98      100    101     102     103
              East Midlands         100     92      92      94      93      94      95
                 London             100     98      97      96      96      97      97
           North East England       100     94      90      90      92      93      93
           North West England       100     97      97      97     100      99     101
            Northern Ireland        100     90      94      91      94      94      97
                Scotland            100     95      96      98      98      97     100
        South East (excl. London)   100     99      98      99      99     100     100
           South West England       100     97      96      96      98      97      98
                  Wales             100     94      95      96     102      95      97
         West Midlands (Region)     100     97      98      97      97      99      99
        Yorkshire and Humberside    100     99      98      98     101     101     100

Table continued below.

                                   Feb    Mar    Apr    May    June   July   Aug
                 Region            '12    '12    '12    '12    '12    '12    '12
                National           100     99     98     98     98     98     98
               East Anglia         104    103     99    102    101     99     99
              East Midlands        100     99     97     97     96     96     95
                 London            100     99     96     98     98     97     96
           North East England      101     97     93     96     95     94     93
           North West England      103    102     99     98     97     98     98
            Northern Ireland        99    101    106    100     98     96     92
                Scotland           100    100     98     97     95     98     97
        South East (excl. London)  103    102    100    101    100    100     99
           South West England      102     99     98     97     97     96     99
                  Wales            101     97     95    103     99     99     95
         West Midlands (Region)    101    102     98     98     99     97     96
        Yorkshire and Humberside   105    103    100    102     98     98     99


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