On occupied posts and job vacancies at the end of the 2nd quarter of 2009

10.09.2009

Compared to the end of the March the number of occupied posts in the country at the end of the June of this year has reduced by 40.6 thsd or by 4.6%, according to the data of Central Statistical Bureau. In private sector the number reduced by 27.4 thsd or by 4.8%, but in public sector – by 13.2 thsd or by 4.1%.

Compared to the end of June of the last year, at the end of the 2nd quarter of this year in the country 186.4 thsd posts were liquidated and that, in turn, decreased the number of occupied posts by 18.0%. In private sector 164.4 thsd posts were liquidated, but in public sector – 22.0 thsd, and as a result number of occupied posts reduced by 23.4% and 6.6%, respectively.

At the end of the 2nd quarter of 2009 there were 2.4 thsd job vacancies. Compared to the end of the 1st quarter their number has reduced by 1.4 thsd vacancies, but in comparison with the end of the 2nd quarter of 2008 – by 10.4 thsd.

Job vacancy rate has decreased from 1.2% at the end of the June of the last year to 0.3% at the end of the June of this year.

In private sector job vacancy rate has reduced from 0.7% at the end of the 2nd quarter of 2008 to 0.1% at the end of the 2nd quarter of 2009, but in public sector – from 2.3% to 0.6%, respectively.


Occupied posts and job vacancies by sectors





End of 2nd quarter2008

End of the 1st quarter
2009

End of 2nd quarter
2009

Changes of 2nd quarter 2009 as % of

1st quarter 2009

2nd quarter 2008

Total in the country

Number of occupied posts, thsd

1034.7

888.9

848.3

-4.6

-18.0

Number of job vacancies, thsd

12.8

3.7

2.4

-36.5

-81.6

Job vacancy rate, %

1.2

0.4

0.3

of which:

Private sector

Number of occupied posts, thsd

703.0

566.0

538.6

-4.8

-23.4

Number of job vacancies, thsd

5.0

1.2

0.6

-52.8

-88.7

Job vacancy rate, %

0.7

0.2

0.1

In the public sector

Number of occupied posts, thsd

331.7

322.9

309.7

-4.1

-6.6

Number of job vacancies, thsd

7.8

2.5

1.8

-28.9

-77.0

Job vacancy rate, %

2.3

0.8

0.6



Occupied posts and job vacancies by kind of economic activity
(according to NACE Rev.2 classification)



Occupied posts, thsd

Job vacancies

End of 2nd quarter2008

End of 2nd quarter
2009

Changes of 2nd quarter 2009 as % of 2nd quarter 2008

End of 2nd quarter2008

End of 2nd quarter
2009

Changes of 2nd quarter 2009 as % of2nd quarter 2008

Total

1034.7

848.3

-18.0

12785

2356

-81.6

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

21.8

18.8

-13.9

163

21

-87.1

Mining and quarrying

3.8

3.5

-7.4

17

8

-52.9

Manufacturing

141.9

103.9

-26.8

1464

114

-92.2

Electricity, gas, steam, and air conditioning supply

15.1

13.5

-10.5

117

49

-58.1

Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

8.7

7.3

-16.7

45

10

-77.8

Construction

94.5

57.7

-39.0

382

52

-86.4

Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

192.2

153.4

-20.2

1308

123

-90.6

Transportation and storage

78.7

67.2

-14.6

2065

261

-87.4

Accommodation and food service activities

33.3

25.8

-22.5

131

18

-86.3

Information and communication

22.5

19.2

-14.9

147

19

-87.1

Financial and insurance activities

26.6

22.4

-15.9

482

58

-88.0

Real estate activities

32.5

28.1

-13.6

339

98

-71.1

Professional, scientific and technical activities

37.9

31.2

-17.5

382

39

-89.8

Administrative and support service activities

32.2

26.6

-17.5

558

237

-57.5

Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

80.0

73.6

-8.0

2735

787

-71.2

Education

104.7

98.8

-5.6

997

117

-88.3

Human health and social work activities

60.2

57.1

-5.1

954

267

-72.0

Arts, entertainment and recreation

29.9

24.9

-16.7

231

48

-79.2

Other service activities

18.0

15.4

-14.4

267

27

-89.9


In public administration sector the highest share of job vacancies at the end of the 2nd quarter of 2009 was recorded in public order and safety institutions, as well as in justice institutions.


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 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.



Prepared byWages Statistics Section
Ervins Rekke
Tel. 67366666