Jobs Online measures changes in online job advertisements from four internet job boards – SEEK, Trade Me Jobs, Education Gazette and Kiwi Health Jobs. Job vacancies are an important indicator of labour demand and changes in the economy.
This month, the All Vacancies Index increased by 0.8 per cent in the month of October 2018.
·Vacancies increased in nine of the ten industry groups. Amongst the largest contributors were Primary (up 2.4 per cent), and Healthcare and Medical (up 1.2 per cent) industries.
Vacancies increased in all eight occupation groups. The largest increases were for Clerical and Administration (up 1.3 per cent), and Community and Personal Services (up 1.1 per cent).
Vacancies increased in all five skill levels. The largest increases were for Skilled, and Unskilled (both up 1.1 per cent) occupations.
Vacancies increased in all ten regions over the month, with the biggest increases in Northland (up 2.0 per cent), and Bay of Plenty (up 1.8 per cent).
Over the past year, online vacancies increased by 9.4 per cent.
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