Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Skilled job vacancies in July up 7.5 per cent

Skilled job vacancies in July up 7.5 per cent

Online job vacancies for skilled workers grew in July after a drop in June, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report.

The latest seasonally adjusted results show that as well as an increase in overall online job vacancies (8.3 per cent), online advertisements for skilled workers grew by 7.5 per cent in July.

The increase in skilled worker vacancies appeared in all industry groups. The construction and engineering industry showed the largest monthly increase (up 10.0 per cent). This was followed by the accounting, HR, legal and administration industry (up 7.1 per cent) and the information technology industry (up 6.1 per cent).

For the year to July 2013, the strongest growth in skilled worker vacancies was in the hospitality and tourism industry (up 26.6 per cent).

The biggest increase in skilled worker vacancies over the year was in Auckland (up 12.0 per cent), followed by the South Island (excluding Canterbury) region (up 11.5per cent), while Canterbury increased 9.2 per cent.

Overall job vacancies have increased by 13.2% for the year, with skilled worker vacancies up by 9.4% for the year.

“While monthly results can be volatile, the trend in vacancies has been rising over the last six months, reflecting strong employment growth,” said the Ministry’s manager of Labour Market and Business Performance, David Paterson.

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


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Australian Election Toss-up

The foibles of the Aussie electoral system are pretty well-known. The Lucky Country doesn’t have proportional representation. Voting for everyone over 18 is compulsory, but within a preferential system. This means that in the relatively few key seats that decide the final result, it can be the voters’ second, third or fourth ranking preferences that finally get the winner over the 50% line...


Budget: Climate Investments Provide Path To Economic Security
The Government is investing in New Zealand’s economic security by ensuring climate change funding moves away from short-term piecemeal responses and towards smart, long-term investment... More>>


Budget: Updated My Vaccine Pass For Those Who Want It

New Zealanders who are up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations will be able to download an updated My Vaccine Pass from 24 May, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>

Speaker: 2022 Register Of Pecuniary And Other Specified Interests Presented
The 2022 Register of Pecuniary and Other Specified Interests of Members of Parliament was presented in the House today. It contains a summary of members’ interests as at 31 January 2022... More>>

Classification Office: Following Decision To Ban Manifesto The Buffalo Mass Shooting Livestream Is Now Banned
The livestream video of yesterday’s mass shooting in the United States has now been banned, Acting Chief Censor Rupert Ablett-Hampson announced this morning. The decision follows on from his decision yesterday to call in and ban the ‘manifesto... More>>

Borders: New Zealand Poised To Welcome International Students Back
New Zealand is fully reopening to international students and the Government is committed to help reinvigorate and strengthen the sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>

Inland Revenue: Commissioner Appointed
Deputy Public Service Commissioner Helene Quilter QSO has today announced the appointment of Peter Mersi to the position of Commissioner and Chief Executive, Inland Revenue Department... More>>




InfoPages News Channels