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Rural areas lead rise in medical jobs

The number of job vacancies in the UK has risen by 10 per cent in the first quarter of the year, with medical job vacancies rising by 15 per cent.

According to the index, there has been a rise in vacancies in 22 of the 26 industries analysed by the index, including a 23 per cent rise in food, pharmaceuticals and science jobs. The data also showed that there has been a 26 per cent increase in the number of accountancy and finance vacancies, and a 15 per cent increase in the number of healthcare and medical jobs available.

Conducted in Ireland, the study also found that more rural areas were demonstrating a greater increase in vacancies, with the strongest increase of 85 per cent found in rural Longford. This was followed by Leitrim and Kerry at 48 per cent, and Sligo at 43 per cent.

However, counties with larger urban areas saw slower growth, with Limerick, Dublin and Cork seeing increases of 19, 13 per cent and 12 per cent, respectively.

Commenting on the study, Orla Moran, general manager of, said: "Unsurprisingly, urban areas such as Dublin, Cork and Limerick still enjoy the lion’s share of job creation, but jobs growth in Longford, Leitrim, Kerry and Sligo will come as welcome news to those advocating for greater investment in rural Ireland."

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