The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment recently released its December Jobs Online report.
Below are the key findings from the report:
- The All Vacancies Index increased by 1.1 per cent in December 2016, and 13 per cent over the year to December.
- Vacancies increased in six out of eight industry groups. One of the main contributors was healthcare and medical (up 1.2 per cent).
- Vacancies increased in seven out of the eight occupation groups. The largest increases were for labourers (up 3.3 per cent), and machinery drivers (up 2.6 per cent).
- Vacancies increased in eight out of ten regions. Vacancies grew most strongly in most South Island regions. The only falls were in Canterbury (down 1.3 per cent) and Wellington (down 0.1 per cent).