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Job vacancies: 4th quarter 2018

Annual Change 3,9%

The number of job vacancies for the 4th quarter of 2018 was 3.390. The number of job vacancies increased by 126 (3,9%) compared to the same quarter of the previous year where the number was 3.264. Compared to the 3rd quarter of 2018 the number of job vacancies increased by 4.277 (-55,8%). (Table 1)

The job vacancy rate for the 4th quarter of 2018 was 1,0%, while the job vacancy rate for the previous quarter and the 4th quarter of 2017 was 2,2% and 1,0% respectively. The largest job vacancy rates for the 4th quarter of 2018 were observed in the Sectors Information and Communication (3,0%) and Administrative and Support Service Activities (2,2%). (Table 2)

 

 

 


Table 1

NaceRev.2

Economic Activity

Number

 

% Change

Q4  2017

Q3 2018

Q4 2018

 

Q4 2018/17

Q4 2018/ Q3 2018

B

Mining and Quarrying

1

8

4

 

306,6

-49,2

C

Manufacturing

469

673

375

 

-19,9

-44,2

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

1

0

18

 

1.700,0

:

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

25

22

31

 

25,4

42,5

F

Construction

184

330

227

 

23,5

-31,1

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

668

1.669

819

 

22,6

-50,9

H

Transportation and Storage

83

219

73

 

-11,7

-66,5

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

217

1.690

417

 

92,1

-75,3

J

Information and Communication

100

337

312

 

212,2

-7,4

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

520

610

229

 

-55,9

-62,4

L

Real Estate Activities

9

45

17

 

86,0

-62,8

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

294

385

293

 

-0,4

-23,9

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

75

257

257

 

242,1

-0,2

O

Public Administration and Defence, Compulsory Social Security

108

175

50

 

-53,7

-71,4

P

Education

264

550

116

 

-56,1

-78,9

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

163

262

77

 

-52,5

-70,5

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

11

105

65

 

489,1

-38,3

S

Other Service Activities

72

330

9

 

-87,5

-97,3

 

Total

4.703

7.667

3.390

 

3,9

-55,8

 

Table 2

Nace   Rev.2

Economic Activity

Job VacancyRate

4th Quarter 2017

3rd Quarter 2018

4th Quarter 2018

B

Mining and Quarring

0,2

1,7

0,9

C

Manufacturing

1,6

2,1

1,2

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

0,1

0,0

1,3

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

1,0

0,8

1,2

F

Construction

0,8

1,3

0,9

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

1,0

2,5

1,2

H

Transportation and Storage

0,6

1,4

0,5

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

0,6

3,3

1,0

J

Information and Communication

1,1

3,2

3,0

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

2,7

3,1

1,2

L

Real Estate Activities

0,5

2,1

0,8

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

1,2

1,5

1,1

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

0,7

2,2

2,2

O

Public Administration and Defence, Compulsory Social Security

0,4

0,6

0,2

P

Education

1,0

2,2

0,4

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

0,9

1,4

0,4

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

0,2

2,1

1,3

S

Other Service Activities

0,8

3,7

0,1

 

Total

1,0

2,2

1,0

 

METHODOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Definitions

A job vacancy has to be announced as vacant outside the enterprise concerned, has to be filled in the near future and the employer must have taken active steps to find a suitable candidate.

The job vacancy rate is calculated on the total number of persons employed.

Coverage

The survey covers enterprises with one and more employees in all the Economic Activities of NACE Rev.2 except A (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing), T (Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods- and Services-Producing Activities of Households for own use) and U (Activities of Extraterritorial Organizations and Bodies).

Collection of data

The data collection is carried out by telephone interview every quarter.

For more information:

Statistical Service (CYSTAT) Website, subtheme Employment

Contact

Charoulla Charalambous: Tel:+357-22602123, Email: ccharalambous@cystat.mof.gov.cy

Eleni Christodoulidou, Tel:+357-22602142, Email: echristodoulidou@cystat.mof.gov.cy

(MG/II)