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The number of graduate jobs being advertised in the UK has fallen by more than 60% year-on-year, according to a study, with industries such as marketing and construction experiencing larger drops than other sectors.

The analysis by CV-Library, an independent job board, also found university leavers appear to be giving up on their job hunt, as searches for these roles have dropped by 8.4% year-on-year. 

Alongside this, applications to graduate jobs are down by almost a third (32.8%).

Applications have, however, risen in some sectors, with the biggest increase in graduate job applications registering in catering (up 57.9%), social care (up 42.9%), IT (up 9%) and the public sector (up 5.4%).