Occupied posts and job vacancies in 2012

20.03.2013

Data of Central Statistical Bureau show that the number of occupied posts in the country at the end of 2012 comprised 845.7 thousand, and, compared to the end of 2011, it has increased by 36.5 thousand or by 4.5%. In private sector the number of occupied posts grew by 38.3 thousand or by 7.3%, whereas in public sector corresponding indicator diminished by 1.8 thousand or by 0.6%.

In comparison with the end of 2011, the most notable rise in the number of occupied posts at the end of 2012 was recorded in professional, scientific and technical activities – of 16.3% (increase of 5.0 thousand), in accommodation and food service activities – of 11.1% (2.7 thousand), and in information and communication sector – of 10.6% (2.2 thousand).

Changes in number of occupied posts over corresponding period of previous year by economic activity

Whereas, in comparison with the end of 2011, the number of job vacancies at the end of 2012 has increased by 0.6 thousand vacancies or by 22.5%.

Job vacancy rate in total number of job vacancies has not changed – total number in the country comprised 0.4%, 0.2% in private sector and 0.7% in public sector.

Occupied posts and job vacancies by sector

 

End of Q4 2011

End of Q1 2012*

End of Q2 2012*

End of Q3 2012*

End of Q4 2012

Changes of Q4 2012 as % of

Q3 2012

Q4 2011

Total in the country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Number of occupied posts, thsd

809.2

822.1

840.2

848.4

845.7

-0.3%

+4.5%

   Number of job vacancies

2.8

3.3

3.2

3.3

3.5

+4.5%

+22.5%

   Job vacancy rate, %

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

 

 

 of which:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  In private sector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Number of occupied posts, thsd

521.7

535.5

556.0

567.6

560.0

-1.3%

+7.3%

   Number of job vacancies

0.9

1.4

1.4

1.3

1.3

+1.4%

+45.4%

   Job vacancy rate, %

0.2

0.3

0.3

0.2

0.2

 

 

  In public sector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Number of occupied posts, thsd

287.6

286.5

284.2

280.8

285.7

+1.7%

-0.6%

   Number of job vacancies

1.9

2.0

1.8

2.0

2.1

+6.5%

+11.5%

   Job vacancy rate, %

0.7

0.7

0.6

0.7

0.7

 

 

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.

 

Prepared by Wage Statistics Section
Lija Luste
Tel. 67366917