5 Charts that Show How Has Brexit Impacted Job Search

brexit impact jobsearch
Written by Faizan Patankar

U.K. voted to leave the European Union. Collectively the referendum project was called Brexit. Indeed have shared job search data to show how Brexit impacted job search trends in the UK.

Ireland sees interest from both UK and EU jobseekers

Already before the result, interest from U.K. citizens in Ireland had spiked. However post-Brexit UK job seeker interest in Ireland was 2.5 times higher.

brexit impact on job search trend

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Indeed data also shows that EU job seeker interest in Ireland was 2.2 times higher following Brexit.

Clearly these charts show how has Brexit impacted job search.

EU job search trend to Ireland

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Indeed comments on the interest in Ireland by writing

With the UK out of the EU, Ireland becomes the only country with access to the common market where English is spoken as a first language by the majority of its citizens. Perhaps in the future, we will see international banks and businesses moving from London to Dublin.

… however, jobseekers in Europe were already relocating their interest, searching for work as drivers, electricians, marketers and also in retail. And in fact, Ireland currently has the fastest growing economy in the EU, although since the UK economy is much larger there are still more opportunities for EU jobseekers in the UK—for now, at least.

post-Brexit UK jobseekers look outside EU

According to Indeed data job searched from the UK to rest of the world were 73% higher at their peak on 24th June.

UK job seeker interest in rest of the world

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It isn’t news that UK jobseekers were looking for jobs abroad outside of UK, however the spike is of particular interest. This could be a lasting impact of Brexit on the UK, brain drain.

UK has outsourced a lot of its manufacturing work and is currently surviving off the services sector.

It would be disastrous if the financial services sector was to move from its adopted headquarters in London to Dublin. And the rest of the services sector slowly move into more competitively priced countries.

This shouldn’t stop you from creating a CV. You can start by downloading a free cv template.

For more charts visit The Impact of Brexit on Job Search, in 5 Charts via Indeed blog

About the author

Faizan Patankar

I started Career Geek Blog in 2011 to share my experience in job-hunting. I now focus on careers industry and blogging is just a tool to share that info. Love hacking careers. During the day I focus on my hobby - Engineering.