58,300 vacant jobs in Q1

The number of job vacancies increased by 13,200 against Q1 2015 and by 3,600 against Q4 2015 to 58,300 in the first quarter of 2016, the National Institute of Statistics announced.
The Q1 job vacancy rate was 1.27 percent, up by 0.06 percentage from the previous quarter and by 0.24 percentage points year on year.
The highest job vacancy rates were in the public administration (3.47pct), with 8,900 jobs available; 7,700 positions were unoccupied in healthcare and social assistance, and 2,400 in education.
The lowest figures were seen in mining and quarrying (0.41pct vacancy rate) and in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (0.42pct).
Labour demand was highest for professionals (major group 2) both in terms of vacancy rate (1.74pct) and of number of jobs (17,100). The dynamics was highest in craft and related trades, with 1,600 jobs more than in the previous quarter.
Real estate offered the smallest number of jobs (100), and mining and quarrying was next above (200). The biggest decreases of labour demand were in the category of technicians and associate professionals (major group 3), with the vacancy rate down by 0.8pct and 300 less jobs offered.

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