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14-06-2019 14:49

Job vacancies: 1st quarter 2019

 Annual Change 79,8%

The number of job vacancies for the 1st quarter of 2019 reached 6.762. The number of job vacancies increased by 3.001 (79,8%) compared to the same quarter of the previous year where the number was 3.761. Compared to the 4th quarter of 2018 the number of job vacancies increased by 3.372 (99,5%). (Table 1)

The job vacancy rate for the 1st quarter of 2019 was 2,0%, while the job vacancy rate for the previous quarter and the 1st quarter of 2018 was 1,0% and 1,2% respectively. The largest job vacancy rates for the 1st quarter of 2019 were observed in the sectors Accommodation and Food Service Activities (5,1%) and Manufacturing (2,6%). (Table 2)

 


Table 1

NaceRev.2

Economic Activity

Number

 

% Change

Q1  2018

Q4 2018

Q1 2019

 

Q1 2019/18

Q1 2019/ Q4 2018

B

Mining and Quarrying

1

4

4

 

300,0

-1,6

C

Manufacturing

341

375

796

 

133,5

112,0

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

15

18

2

 

-86,7

-88,9

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

18

31

32

 

77,8

2,1

F

Construction

99

227

485

 

389,9

113,5

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

729

819

1.080

 

48,2

31,9

H

Transportation and Storage

247

73

261

 

5,7

256,3

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

1.004

417

1.812

 

80,6

334,7

J

Information and Communication

194

312

206

 

6,0

-34,0

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

139

229

431

 

210,9

88,0

L

Real Estate Activities

47

17

33

 

-29,7

97,1

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

327

293

418

 

28,0

42,7

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

351

257

150

 

-57,2

-41,5

O

Public Administration and Defence, Compulsory Social Security

31

50

507

 

1.535,5

914,0

P

Education

74

116

171

 

131,1

47,4

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

96

77

159

 

65,6

105,5

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

46

65

59

 

28,3

-9,0

S

Other Service Activities

4

9

156

 

3.800,0

1.633,3

 

Total

3.761

3.390

6.762

 

79,8

99,5

 

Table 2

Nace   Rev.2

Economic Activity

Job VacancyRate

1st Quarter 2018

4th Quarter 2018

1st Quarter 2019

B

Mining and Quarring

0,2

0,9

0,8

C

Manufacturing

1,2

1,2

2,6

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

1,1

1,3

0,1

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

0,7

1,2

1,2

F

Construction

0,4

0,9

1,7

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

1,2

1,2

1,7

H

Transportation and Storage

1,8

0,5

1,7

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

3,1

1,0

5,1

J

Information and Communication

2,1

3,0

2,0

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

0,7

1,2

2,3

L

Real Estate Activities

2,5

0,8

1,2

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

1,4

1,1

1,5

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

3,2

2,2

1,3

O

Public Administration and Defence, Compulsory Social Security

0,1

0,2

1,7

P

Education

0,3

0,4

0,6

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

0,5

0,4

0,9

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

0,9

1,3

1,0

S

Other Service Activities

0,0

0,1

2,5

 

Total

1,2

1,0

2,0

 

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

(EK/SCH)