The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment recently released its Jobs Online report for the month ending February 2018. The report measures changes in online job advertisements from four major job boards as an indicator of labour demand and changes in the economy.
Here's a summary of the report:
The All Vacancies Index increased by 0.7 per cent in the month of February 2018.
Vacancies increased in all eight industry groups. The largest contributors were the hospitality and tourism, healthcare and medical, and IT industries (all up 1.4 per cent).
Vacancies increased in seven out of eight occupation groups. The largest increases were for labourers (up 1.6 per cent) and sales (up 1.4 per cent). The only fall was for the machinery drivers’ occupation (down 0.6 per cent).
Vacancies increased in all five skill levels. The largest increases were for unskilled and skilled (both up 1.3 per cent) occupations.
Vacancies increased in nine out of ten regions over the month, with the biggest increases in Northland (up 1.7 per cent) and Bay of Plenty (up 1.3 per cent).
Over the past year, online vacancies increased by 6.8 per cent.
To read the full report, click here.