In the third quarter of 2015, the job vacancies rate stood at 52.5 thousand (1.16 percent), increasing by 0.10 percentage points over the previous quarter, according to data released by the National Institute for Statistics (INS).
The highest job vacancies rates were registered in public administration (3.38 percent), other service activities (2.50 percent), respectively in arts, entertainment and recreation (2.45 percent). Manufacturing concentrated over 27 percent from the total number of job vacancies (14.4 thousand jobs), having a value rate of 1.29 percent.
The budgetary sector summed up over one third of the total number, with 8.6 thousand jobs registered in public administration, 6.6 thousand in human health and social work activities, and 2.9 thousand jobs in education.
At the opposite side, the lowest values for both the rate and the number of job vacancies were found in mining and quarrying (0.12 percent, 0.1 thousand job vacancies), followed by electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (0.19 percent, 0.1 thousand).
By major groups of occupations, the highest demand was for professionals, while the lowest demand was for skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers.
Increasing by 5.1 thousand over the previous quarter, the most significant increases in vacancy rates were registered in arts, entertainment and recreation (+0.34 percentage points), respectively in water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities (+0.29 percentage points).
As concerning the number of job vacancies, the most important increases were found in wholesale (+1.5 thousand job vacancies), respectively in human health and social work activities and education (+0.7 thousand job vacancies each).
Decreases for both the rate and the number of job vacancies were noticed in professional, scientific and technical activities (‐0.15 percentage points, respectively ‐0.2 thousand job vacancies), followed by accommodation and food service activities (‐0.08 percentage points, respectively ‐0.1 thousand job vacancies).
Year on year, job vacancy rates increased by 0.24 percentage points and the number of job vacancies increased by 12.7 thousand.