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Online vacancies up again in November

Media release

18 December 2013

Online vacancies up again in November

Online job vacancies for skilled workers continue to trend upward, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report.

The latest seasonally adjusted results show that online advertisements for skilled workers rose by 1.6 per cent in November, with the sales, retail, marketing and advertising industry experiencing the biggest increase (up 4.1 per cent). Overall, online job vacancies rose by 1.5 per cent from October 2013.

Vacancies for skilled workers increased in most industry groups. Only the construction and engineering industry (down 5.5 per cent) had a fall, following a rise in the previous month. By occupation group, the biggest increase in skilled worker vacancies was for technicians and trade workers (up 4.5 per cent).

Over the year, vacancies for skilled workers in Auckland had the largest increase at 14.4 per cent, followed by the South Island (excluding Canterbury) region (up 13.4 per cent) and the Canterbury region (up 13.1 per cent).

In Canterbury, the biggest increases over the year were in the hospitality and tourism (up 44.0 per cent) and sales, retail, marketing and advertising (up 25.5 per cent) industries.

“Auckland and Canterbury continued to drive increases in skilled vacancies, but growth in advertised vacancies was spread across other centres as well,” said the Ministry’s manager of Labour Market and Business Performance, David Paterson. 

The Ministry has revised its seasonal adjustment method to remove the effects of different numbers of trading days in each month, and the effect of Easter falling on different dates each year on the monthly vacancies series. The new method reduces the month-to-month volatility in the series and gives a clearer picture of job vacancy trends.

More information on Jobs Online is available at www.dol.govt.nz/publications/jol/index.asp.

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