Annual average job vacancies 30,600 in 2013


The average number of job openings throughout 2013 was 30,600, up 5,800 from 2012, according to a release of the National Institute of Statistics. Similar to the previous year, a little more than 30 percent of the job vacancies were in manufacturing (9,600 openings). The budgetary sector totalled 32 percent of the unoccupied positions, with the public administration leading (4,800 job vacancies), followed by health and social assistance (3,500) and education (1,500). The lowest demand of labour was in the real estate, in the electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, and in mining and quarrying (10 job vacancies each). The public administration with 1,900 positions, followed by manufacturing with 1,700 had the largest increases of the number of job vacancies. The steepest slump in labour demand, both in terms of rate and of average annual number of job openings was seen in the constructions and in the health and social assistance sectors (200 each), followed by financial and insurance services (100). The highest figures of job vacancies were for professionals in various fields – 8,900, equivalent to nearly 30 percent countrywide; next came unskilled worker positions – 4,800, and plant and machine operators and assemblers – 4,700. On the other extreme, the lowest labour demand was for skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers – 100 job vacancies, followed by members of the Legislative and of the Executive, public administration managers and senior officers – 1,800 openings, and administration clerks – 1,800.

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