By Daniel Hunter

The UK jobs market avoided the typical 'summer slowdown' this year, according to research by jobs board, CV-Library.

Despite official figures showing rising unemployment in recent months, CV-Library reported a 27.7% rise in the number of jobs available in July, compared to June. It also compares with growth of 6.1% from May to June.

However, recent figures indicate that the rise in jobs is picking up speed as we head into the peak of Summer, with July’s growth swamping June’s by 354%.

The findings come from the UK’s largest job board, CV-Library and are positively unexpected for the time of year.

Lee Biggins, managing director of CV-Library said: “Traditionally, the recruitment sector experiences a slowdown during the summer months, which is mainly due to school holidays and annual leave. The fact that we have seen such strong growth between June and July this year is encouraging news for both the jobs sector and the economy.”

Furthermore, comparing UK jobs in July 2015 to July 2014 reveals a year-on-year rise of 45.6%.