1 of 1 Find out more The Job Seeker’s Survey 2016 has revealed that employers in the automotive industry accounted for more than half the jobs created in the UK.
More than 14 million people across the country were surveyed across all industries and sectors.
More:More:The biggest employers in this year’s survey were the car manufacturers, with Ford and Jaguar both taking in over 10% of the jobs generated by the sector.
The UK automotive industry has traditionally enjoyed strong growth, with the UK’s automotive workforce growing by a record 16% in the 12 months to March 2016.
But the industry has faced challenges in recent years, with manufacturers in the United States facing tough competition from China and other Asian nations.
A recent report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) found that the UK economy has lost nearly one-third of its manufacturing jobs since 2009, with many of those jobs falling out of the automotive sector and into other sectors.
In contrast, the US saw a record growth in manufacturing jobs, which rose by 13% in 2016 compared to the year before.
But overall, there has been a dramatic shift away from manufacturing to service sectors, and in the past decade, the UK has seen a drop in the number of manufacturing jobs.
The BEA found that manufacturing employment in the US had fallen by more than a quarter in the last five years, and a further 16% since 2009.
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