Even though the UK still remains the preferred destination for Europeans looking outside their home countries, its position at the top has eroded substantially after Brexit. Over the same period, Ireland has caught the eye of more Europeans.
Christmas is when demand for an array of goods and services reaches its peak. Employers often hire extra staff to cope with the onslaught of customers and, as Indeed data shows, they start to prepare early. So do jobseekers, who on average begin searching for Christmas positions even before employers start posting jobs in earnest.
What time do Europeans look for jobs? Indeed data for Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands show the weekly peak job search hour is Monday 11am-2pm, about one day earlier than in the US. Germans search early in the day, while French, Belgian, and Irish job seekers are latecomers. The Belgians and the French also take the longest lunchtime breaks. The British and especially the Dutch continue browsing for jobs until later in the evening.
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