On occupied posts and job vacancies in 1st half of 2012

17.09.2012

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to the end of the March, number of occupied posts in the country at the end of June 2012 has increased by 13.4 thousand or by 1.6%. In private sector number of occupied posts grew by 15.8 thousand or by 2.9%, whereas in public sector indicator diminished by 2.4 thousand or by 0.8%.

In comparison with the end of June 2011, number of occupied posts in the country at the end of 2nd quarter of 2012 rose by 18.5 thousand or by 2.3%. In private sector number of occupied posts grew by 19.9 thousand or by 3.7%, while in public sector indicator diminished by 1.4 thousand or by 0.5%.

At the end of the 2nd quarter of 2012 there were 3217 job vacancies in the country. Compared to the end of the 1st quarter, their number has reduced by 136 thousand vacancies, whereas, in comparison with the end of the 2nd quarter of 2011, indicator has increased by 96 vacancies.

As compared to the 1st quarter of this year, share of job vacancies in the total number of jobs (job vacancy rate) has remained stable - 0.4%.

In public sector job vacancy rate has reduced from 0.7% at the end of the 1st quarter of 2012 to 0.6% at the end of the 2nd quarter of 2012, while in private sector this rate did not change and comprises 0.3%.

Occupied posts and job vacancies by sector

 

End of 2nd qtr 2011

End of 1st qtr 2012

End of 2nd qtr 2012

Changes of 2nd qtr 2012 as % of

 

2nd qtr 2011

 

1st qtr 2012

Total in the country

 

 

 

 

 

   Number of occupied posts, thsd

817.1

822.2

835.6

+2.3

+1.6

   Number of job vacancies

3121

3353

3217

+3.1

-4.1

   Job vacancy rate, %

0.4

0.4

0.4

 

 

 of which:

 

 

 

 

 

  In private sector

 

 

 

 

 

   Number of occupied posts, thsd

531.2

535.3

551.1

+3.7

+2.9

   Number of job vacancies

1104

1365

1384

+25.4

+1.4

   Job vacancy rate, %

0.2

0.3

0.3

 

 

  In public sector

 

 

 

 

 

   Number of occupied posts, thsd

285.9

286.8

284.5

-0.5

-0.8

   Number of job vacancies

2017

1988

1833

-9.1

-7.8

   Job vacancy rate, %

0.7

0.7

0.6

 

 

Explanations

In accordance with the survey methodology, job vacancy is defined as a post for which no contract has been signed and no candidate chosen and the employer is taking active steps to find a suitable candidate from outside the enterprise, and which will be filled immediately or within 3 months. The job vacancy rate is calculated in per cent, by dividing the number of job vacancies by the total number of posts (occupied + vacant).

The public sector includes central and local government institutions and commercial companies with central or local government capital participation 50% and over, public organisations and commercial companies thereof.

Data source: Survey of commercial companies, individual merchants, peasant and fishermen farms, institutions, foundations, associations and funds (quarterly report on activities Enterprise Survey - 2).Survey did not include peasant and fishermen farms employing less than 50 persons.

 

Prepared by the Wage Statistics Section
Lija Luste
Tel. 67366917