Jobs Online Monthly Report - May 2017

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment recently released its Jobs Online report for May 2017.

Highlights from the latest report show:

  • The All Vacancies Index remained steady with an increase of 0.6 per cent in May 2017. Over the past year, online vacancies increased by 11.8 per cent.

  • Vacancies increased in five out of eight industry groups. One of the biggest contributors was construction and engineering (up 1.4 per cent).

  • Vacancies increased in five out of eight occupation groups. The largest increase was for machinery drivers (up 2.6 per cent).

  • Vacancies increased in four out of five skill levels. The largest increases were in semi-skilled (up 2.2 per cent), followed by unskilled (up 1.4 per cent) and low-skilled (up 1.3 per cent) occupations.

Jobs Online measures changes in online job advertisements from three internet job boards – SEEK, Trade Me Jobs and the Education Gazette.

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