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Latest Jobs Online report released

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17 September 2014

Latest Jobs Online report released

Skilled job vacancies advertised online dropped 0.4 per cent in August, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Jobs Online report.

In the previous year skilled vacancies advertised online increased by six per cent.

The drop in skilled vacancies in August was driven by decreases in the construction and engineering, and sales, retail, marketing and advertising industries, down 2.3 and 0.3 per cent respectively.

Over the past month, skilled vacancies grew in seven of the ten regions across New Zealand. The biggest increase was seen in the Otago/Southland region (up 2.4 per cent) followed by the Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay region (up 1.4 per cent). The Canterbury region grew modestly by 0.7 per cent.

Over the past year, skilled job vacancies increased in most industry groups. The biggest increase was in the hospitality and tourism industry (up 21.6 per cent). The increase in hospitality and tourism was consistent with the upward trend in guest nights for the year to July 2014. The construction and engineering industry also showed an increase (up 10.7 per cent). The only decrease was in the healthcare and medical industry (down by 8.5 per cent).

The Ministry’s Labour Market and Business Performance Manager David Paterson says despite the levelling out in the demand for skilled workers in Canterbury there is still significant construction work required for the Canterbury rebuild.

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NOTES: Jobs Online provides information on the demand for labour by monitoring the number of jobs advertised on the main internet job boards. Jobs Online is adjusted for seasonal variations.


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