Job vacancies climbed slightly in Q2 2015

Newsroom 20/08/2015 | 16:24

At the end of Q2 the job vacancies rate was 1.06 percent, increasing by 0.03 percentage points quarter on quarter, while the number of job vacancies stood at 47.4 thousand, up by 2.3 thousand, according to data by the National Institute for Statistics. Year on year the job vacancy rate showed an increase of 0.22 percentage points and the number of job vacancies rose by 11.1 thousand.


In the second quarter of 2015, the highest rates were registered in public administration (3.17 percent) and in other service activities (2.5 percent).

Manufacturing concentrated almost 30 percent of the total number of vacancies (14,100), having a value rate of 1.27 percent.

The budgetary sector summed up over one third of the total number of job vacancies. Thus, 8,000 spots were registered in public administration, 6,000 spots in human health and social work activities, respectively 2.200 vacancies in education.

At the opposite side, the lowest values for both the rate and the number of jobs were found in mining and quarrying (0.1 percent, respectively 0.1 thousand job vacancies), followed by electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (0.15 percent, respectively 0.1 thousand job vacancies).

Quarter on quarter, the most significant increases of the job vacancies rate were registered in water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities (up 0.22 percent), respectively in manufacturing (up 0.17 percentage points). Decreases were noticed in professional, scientific and technical activities (down 0.29 percent), followed by mining and quarrying (down 0.16 percentage points).

As for number of jobs, the most important increases were found in manufacturing (up 2.1 thousand), respectively in wholesale (up 0.5 thousand job vacancies), while decreases were registered in construction, respectively in transportation and storage (down 0.4).

Over the same quarter of the previous year, rates registered relevant increases in arts, entertainment and recreation (up 0.93 percentage points), respectively in public administration (up 0.74 percent) and the most significant decrease was for accommodation and food service activities (down 0.09 percentage points).

The number of job vacancies increased in manufacturing (up 3.6 thousand), respectively in public administration (up 2.1 thousand) and education (down 0.3 thousand) saw the most relevant decrease.

In the second quarter of 2015, the highest demand for paid labour force expressed by employers in both the rate and the number of job vacancies was for professionals (1.42 percent, respectively 13,700 job vacancies), respectively for elementary occupations (1.22 percent, respectively 7.600  job vacancies) and the lowest demand was for skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers (0.43 percentage points, respectively 0.1 thousand job vacancies).

Natalia Martian

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