Occupied posts and job vacancies in 2011

19.03.2012

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that the number of occupied posts at the end of 2011 comprised 809.2 thousand, and, compared to the end of 2010, it has increased by 30.9 thousand or 4.0%. In private sector the number of occupied posts grew by 29.3 thousand or 6.0%, whereas in public sector - by 1.7 thousand or 0.6%.

The most notable growth in the number of occupied posts at the end of 2011, in comparison with the end of 2010, was recorded in information and communication sector – of 15.5% (rise of 2.8 thousand), in mining and quarrying - of 15.0% (0.3 thousand ), in construction – of 14.2% (6.3 thousand), and in professional, scientific and technical activities - of 13.7% (3.7 thousand).

Whereas, in comparison with the end of 2010, the number of job vacancies at the end of 2011 has increased by 0.5 thousand vacancies or 22.5%.

Job vacancy rate in the total number of jobs has grown from 0.3% at the end of the 4th quarter of 2010 to 0.4% at the end of the 4th quarter of 2011.

Equal rise was observed in both private and public sector - of 0.1 percentage points (from 0.1% to 0.2% in private sector, and from 0.6% to 0.7% in public sector).

Occupied posts and job vacancies by sector

 

End of 4th qtr 2010

End of 1st qtr 2011*

End of 2nd qtr  2011*

End of 3rd qtr  2011*

End of 4th  qtr  2011

 Changes of 4th qtr 2011 as % over

3rd qtr 2011

4th qtr 2010

Total in the country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Number of occupied posts, thsd

778.3

782.9

817.1

812.9

809.2

-0.5

+4.0

   Number of job vacancies

2322

2948

3121

3121

2844

-8.9

+22.5

   Job vacancy rate, %

0.3

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

 

 

    of which:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  In private sector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Number of occupied posts, thsd

492.4

498.7

531.2

528.2

521.7

-1.2

+6.0

   Number of job vacancies

522

1109

1104

1358

922

-32.1

+76.6

   Job vacancy rate, %

0.1

0.2

0.2

0.3

0.2

 

 

  In public sector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Number of occupied posts, thsd

285.9

284.2

285.9

284.7

287.6

+1.0

+0.6

   Number of job vacancies

1800

1839

2017

1763

1922

+9.0

+6.8

   Job vacancy rate, %

0.6

0.6

0.7

0.6

0.7

 

 

 

Prepared by Wage Statistics Section
Lija Luste
Tel. 67366917


Explanations

Data on occupied posts and job vacancies are acquired from the 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 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.

Absolute changes and percentage changes are calculated from the data not converted into thousands.

* Data are revised.