The number of vacancies in Romania went down year-on-year by 9.9 percent in the last quarter of 2017 to 54,700, according to the National Institute of statistics (INS).
In the last quarter of 2017, the vacancy rate was 1.13 percent, a drop by 0.09 percentage points compared with the previous quarter.
“The number of vacancies decreased by 4,200 jobs compared with the previous quarter. The vacancy rate dropped by 0.16 percentage points year-on-year and the number of vacancies decreased by 6,000,” says the release.
In the last quarter of 2017, the highest vacancies rates were registered in the public administration and services activities (2.52 percent for each), followed by healthcare and social assistance (2.40 percent).
In the manufacturing industry were over a quarter of the overall vacancies (14,600 vacancies) and the rate was 1.23 percent.
„The public sector amounted to over 31 percent of the overall vacancies. Thus, 8,000 vacancies are in healthcare and social assistance, 6,800 vacancies in the public administration, respectively 2,400 vacancies in educational sector. On the other hand, the lowest values of the rate and the number of vacancies were in the extractive industry (0.16 percent, respectively 100 vacancies),” says the release.
Compared with the last quarter of 2016, the biggest decrease both in the rate, as well as in the number of vacancies, were registered in public administration (-1.49 percentage points, respectively -3,700 vacancies), following the legal previsions, respectively in healthcare and social assistance (-0.64 percentage points, respectively -1,800 vacancies).
„On the other hand, the most relevant increases of vacancy rates were in the financial and insurance activities (+0.42 percentage points), electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (+0.22 percentage points), respectively transportation and storage (+0.21 percentage points) were found. ” says the release.
The number of vacancies has dropped after 2008, when it was registered the highest rate, of 1.94 percent.