The Jobs Online report measures changes in job advertisements on New Zealand's three major internet job boards – SEEK, Trade Me Jobs and the Education Gazette. When the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment released its November 2016 report, these were the key findings:
- The All Vacancies Index increased by 0.9% in November 2016.
- Vacancies increased in six out of eight industry groups. The main contributors were construction and engineering (up 2.2%) and healthcare and medical (up 1.2%).
- Vacancies increased in all of the eight occupation groups. The largest increases were for labourers (up 2.1%), machinery operators and drivers (up 1.9%).
- Managers were the fastest growing occupation, within that category construction managers were up 24%
- Vacancies increased in eight out of ten regions. Vacancies grew most strongly in Auckland (up 1.6%) and Otago/Southland (up 1.5%) and Gisborne/Hawke's Bay (up 1.2%). The only falls were in Wellington (down 0.6%) and Canterbury (down 0.5%).
To see the full report and for more information on MBIE labour market analysis, visit their website.