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March 5, 2021

Job vacancy rate in 2009, lowest since 2005

The average job vacancy rate reached last year a minimum after 2005, at 0.88 pc, as effect of the global economic slowdown. According to data released by the National Statistics Institute (INS), the highest offer of jobs was in the health, welfare and public administration sectors. Compared to 2008, the average rate of vacant jobs declined by 1.06 percent points last year.

Most available jobs were listed in health and welfare (3.42 pc), and in public administration (2.14 pc). At the opposite end ranged the extractive industry (0.06 pc) and real estate transactions (0.20 pc).

Against the previous year, the average rates of vacant jobs were on decline in all economic activities (-3.83 pc), health and welfare (-2.86 pc), financial brokerage and insurances (-1.55 pc). The lowest decreases of this indicator were found in IT&C (-0.05 pc) and the production and distribution of electricity, thermal energy, gas, water and air conditioning (-0.14 pc).

Among the regions of Romania, North-East had the highest average rate of job vacancies (1.22 pc), followed by Bucharest-Ilfov (1.14 pc), while the lowest figures were reported by North-West (0.54 pc) and South-East (0.57 pc).

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