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13-09-2019 14:03

Number of job vacancies increased by 19,3% the 2nd quarter of 2019

The number of job vacancies in the 2nd quarter of 2019 reached 6.141. The number of job vacancies increased by 993 (19,3%) compared to the same quarter of the previous year where the number was 5.148. Compared to the 1st quarter of 2019 the number of job vacancies decreased by 621 (-9,2%). (Table 1) 

The job vacancy rate in the 2nd quarter of 2019 was 1,8%, while the job vacancy rate in the previous quarter and the 2nd quarter of 2018 was 2,0% and 1,4% respectively. The largest job vacancy rates in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were observed in the Sectors Administrative and Support Service Activities (3,7%), Accommodation and Food Service Activities (3,3%) and Arts, Entertainment and Recreation (3,3%). (Table 2)

 


Table 1

NaceRev.2

Economic Activity

Number

 

% Change

Q2  2018

Q1 2019

Q2 2019

 

Q2 2019/18

Q2 2019/ Q1 2019

B

Mining and Quarrying

4

4

2

 

-50,0

-50,0

C

Manufacturing

551

796

497

 

-9,7

-37,5

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

10

2

2

 

-80,0

0,0

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

39

32

24

 

-39,2

-25,9

F

Construction

209

485

294

 

40,6

-39,4

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

1.055

1080

1.151

 

9,1

6,6

H

Transportation and Storage

277

261

133

 

-51,9

-49,0

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

1.299

1812

1.492

 

14,8

-17,7

J

Information and Communication

204

206

126

 

-38,2

-38,8

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

263

431

241

 

-8,3

-44,0

L

Real Estate Activities

65

33

11

 

-83,1

-66,7

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

177

418

535

 

202,4

28,0

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

301

150

378

 

25,6

152,0

O

Public Administration and Defence, Compulsory Social Security

101

507

530

 

424,5

4,5

P

Education

98

171

285

 

190,9

66,7

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

259

159

162

 

-37,5

1,7

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

136

59

195

 

43,5

230,9

S

Other Service Activities

100

156

83

 

-17,3

-47,0

 

Total

5.148

6.762

6.141

 

19,3

-9,2

 

Table 2

Nace   Rev.2

Economic Activity

Job VacancyRate

2nd Quarter 2018

1st Quarter 2019

2nd Quarter 2019

B

Mining and Quarring

1,0

0,8

0,4

C

Manufacturing

1,7

2,6

1,6

D

Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

0,7

0,1

0,1

E

Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

1,3

1,2

0,9

F

Construction

0,8

1,7

1,0

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

1,6

1,7

1,8

H

Transportation and Storage

1,6

1,7

0,9

I

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

2,6

5,1

3,3

J

Information and Communication

1,9

2,0

1,3

K

Financial and Insurance Activities

1,3

2,3

1,3

L

Real Estate Activities

3,1

1,2

0,4

M

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

0,7

1,5

1,9

N

Administrative and Support Service Activities

2,5

1,3

3,7

O

Public Administration and Defence, Compulsory Social Security

0,3

1,7

1,8

P

Education

0,4

0,6

1,1

Q

Human Health and Social Work Activities

1,4

0,9

0,9

R

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

2,7

1,0

3,3

S

Other Service Activities

1,1

2,5

1,3

 

Total

1,4

2,0

1,8

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 the number of job vacancies expressed as a percentage of the total number of employees.

Coverage

The survey covers enterprises with one or more employees classified in all Sectors of Economic Activities under the NACE Rev.2 classification system 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 interviews every quarter.

For more information, visit the Statistical Service (CYSTAT) website, subtheme Employment or contact Ms Charoulla Charalambous: tel:+357-22602123, email: ccharalambous@cystat.mof.gov.cy or Ms Eleni Christodoulidou: tel:+357-22602142, email: echristodoulidou@cystat.mof.gov.cy.

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