On occupied posts and job vacancies in 2010

18.03.2011

Compared to the 1st quarter of 2010, the number of occupied posts in the 4th quarter of 2010 has increased by 21.1 thousand or by 2.8%, and currently comprises 778.3 thousand, according to the data of Central Statistical Bureau.Number of occupied posts in private sector in 2010 has grown by 17.6 thousand or by 3.7%, but in public sector – by 3.5 thousand or by 1.3%.

Compared to the 4th quarter of 2009, the number of occupied posts in the country in 4th quarter of 2010 rose by 10.3 thousand or by 1.3%.In private sector the number of occupied posts grew by 5.3 thousand or by 1.1%, but in public sector - by 5.1 thousand or by 1.8%.

Compared to the 4th quarter of 2009, the most significant increase of the number of occupied posts in the 4th quarter of 2010 was observed in administrative and support service activity sector – 5.7% (1.3 thousand), in education – 5.5% (5.1 thousand), in mining and quarrying – 5.0% (4.9 thousand), and in human health and social work activities – 4.4% (2.2 thousand).

Compared to the 3rd quarter, the number of job vacancies in the 4th quarter of 2010 has increased by 0.1 thousand vacancies or by 3.3%, but in comparison with the 4th quarter of 2009 – by 0.6 thousand or by 34.1%.

Job vacancy rate has grown from 0.2% at the end of the 2009 to 0.3% at the end of 2010.

If compared to the end of 2009, job vacancy rate in private sector at the end of 2010 has stayed constant – 0.1%, but in public sector it rose from 0.5% at the end of 2009 to 0.6% at the end of 2010.

Occupied posts and job vacancies by sectors

 

End of the 4th quarter 2009

 

End of the 1st quarter 2010*

 

End of the 2nd quarter 2010*

 

End of the 3rd quarter 2009*

 

End of the 4th quarter 2010

 

Changes of 4th quarter 2010 as % of

 3rd quarter 2010

4th quarter 2009

Total in the country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of occupied posts, thsd

767.9

757.1

776.9

794.7

778.3

-2.1

1.3

Number of job vacancies

1732

1650

1783

2247

2322

3.3

34.1

Job vacancy rate, %

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.3

0.3

 

 

 of which:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In private sector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of occupied posts, thsd

487.1

474.8

493.8

504.7

492.4

-2.4

1.1

Number of job vacancies

441

443

573

485

522

7.6

18.4

Job vacancy rate, %

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

 

 

In public sector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of occupied posts, thsd

280.8

282.3

283.0

290.0

285.9

-1.4

1.8

Number of job vacancies

1292

1207

1210

1762

1800

2.2

39.3

Job vacancy rate, %

0.5

0.4

0.4

0.6

0.6

 

 

Changes of the number of job vacancies and occupied posts in the country by main kind of economic activity are the following:

Job vacancies and occupied posts by main kind of economic activity
(according to NACE Rev.2 classification)

 

Occupied posts, thsd

Job vacancies

End of the 4th quarter 2009

 

End of the 4th quarter 2010

 

Changes of 4th quarter 2010
as % of

4th quarter 2009

End of the 4th quarter 2009

 

End of the 4th quarter 2010

 

Changes of 4th quarter 2010
as % of

4th quarter 2009

Total

767.9

778.3

1.3

1732

2322

34.1

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

16.7

16.8

0.8

17

9

-47.1

Mining and quarrying

2.0

2.0

-2.2

14

11

-21.4

Manufacturing

98.3

103.2

5.0

123

150

22.0

Electricity, gas, steam, and air conditioning supply

13.5

13.5

0.5

43

71

65.1

Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

6.8

6.8

-0.1

11

14

27.3

Construction

45.6

44.5

-2.4

25

58

132.0

Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

138.7

137.9

-0.5

90

124

37.8

Transportation and storage

65.0

66.6

2.5

142

106

-25.4

Accommodation and food service activities

22.4

22.9

2.0

24

19

-20.8

Information and communication

18.2

18.1

-0.6

10

29

190.0

Financial and insurance activities

20.4

19.7

-3.5

51

89

74.5

Real estate activities

25.9

25.0

-3.5

42

37

-11.9

Professional, scientific and technical activities

28.0

27.1

-3.2

18

13

-27.8

Administrative and support service activities

24.0

25.3

5.7

96

80

-16.7

Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

62.2

62.1

-0.1

775

1308

68.8

Education

93.8

98.9

5.5

43

35

-18.6

Human health and social work activities

51.4

53.6

4.4

158

149

-5.7

Arts, entertainment and recreation

21.6

20.8

-3.8

26

12

-53.8

Other service activities

13.5

13.2

-2.1

25

9

-64.0

In public administration and defence sector the highest share of job vacancies at the end of the 2010 was recorded in public order and safety activities, fire service activities as well as in justice and judicial activities.

 

Prepared by Wages and Salaries Statistics Section
Irēna Cepliša
Tel. 67366840 


Explanations

Data on occupied posts and job vacancies are acquired from quarterly statistical reports on the activities of businesses, individual merchants, state and local government budgetary institutions, foundations, associations and funds as well as from administrative data sources. Only those peasant and fisherman farms employing 50 and more employees are included.

Data on statistical units of the private sector with less than 50 employees, associations and funds are acquired with random sampling, and obtained data with the help of weights are extrapolated on all population, as well as from administrative data sources.

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 rate of job vacancies 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.
Absolute changes and percentage changes are calculated from data not converted into thousands.

* Data are revised.