On occupied posts and job vacancies at the end of the 2nd quarter of 2011

16.09.2011

Compared to the end of March, the number of occupied posts in the country at the end of June of this year has increased by 19.8 thsd or by 2.6%, according to data of the Central Statistical Bureau. In the private sector the number has grown by 18.2 thsd or by 3.7%, whereas in the public sector – by 1.6 thsd or by 0.6%.

As compared to the end of June last year, at the end of the 2nd quarter this year the number of occupied posts has increased by 14.8 thsd or 1.9%. In the private sector the number has grown by 12.1 thsd or by 2.4%, whereas in the public sector – by 2.8 thsd or by 1%.

At the end of the 2nd quarter of 2011 there were 3109 job vacancies. Compared to the end of the 1st quarter, the number has grown by 161 vacancies, while as compared to the end of the 2nd quarter of 2010 – by 1326 vacancies.

The job vacancy rate has increased from 0.2% at the end of June last year to 0.4% at the end of June this year.

In the public sector the job vacancy rate has grown from 0.4% at the end of the 2nd quarter of 2010 to 0.7% at the end of the 2nd quarter of 2011, whereas in the private sector – from 0.1% to 0.2%.

Occupied posts and job vacancies by sector

 

End of the 2nd quarter of 2010

End of the 1st quarter of 2011

End of the 2nd quarter of 2011

Changes in the 2nd quarter of 2011 as % of

1st quarter of 2011

2nd quarter of 2010

Total in the country

 

 

 

 

 

   Number of occupied posts, thsd

776.9

771.9

791.7

+2.6

+1.9

   Number of job vacancies, thsd

1.8

2.9

3.1

+5.5

+74.4

   Job vacancy rate, %

0.2

0.4

0.4

 

 

 of which:

 

 

 

 

 

  In the private sector

 

 

 

 

 

   Number of occupied posts, thsd

493.8 

487.7

 505.9

+3.7

+ 2.4

   Number of job vacancies, thsd

0.6

1.1

1.1

-1.5

+75.8

   Job vacancy rate, %

0.1

0.2

0.2

 

 

  In the public sector

 

 

 

 

 

   Number of occupied posts, thsd

283.0 

 284.2

 285.8

+0.6

+1.0 

   Number of job vacancies, thsd

1.2

1.8

2.0

+9.7

+66.7

   Job vacancy rate, %

0.4

0.6

0.7

 

 

 

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

 

Occupied posts, thsd

Job vacancies

End of the 2nd quarter of 2010

End of the 2nd quarter of 2011

Changes in the 2nd quarter of 2011 as % of

the 2nd quarter 2010

End of the 2nd quarter 2010

End of the 2nd quarter 2011

Changes in the 2nd quarter of 2011 over the

2nd quarter of  2010

Total

776.9

791.7

+1.9

1783

3109

+1326

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

18.2

19.6

+7.7

0

86

+86

Mining and quarrying

3.5

3.7

+4.2

0

1

+1

Manufacturing

102.2

107.6

+5.3

141

245

+104

Electricity, gas, steam, and air conditioning supply

12.6

12.8

+1.4

33

26

-7

Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

6.8

7.1

+5.5

11

10

-1

Construction

47.3

50.1

+5.8

53

52

-1

Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

136.9

136.1

-0.5

220

471

+251

Transportation and storage

67.1

68.2

+1.7

77

184

+107

Accommodation and food service activities

22.9

24.8

+8.0

31

54

+23

Information and communication

18.4

18.9

+2.9

31

18

-13

Financial and insurance activities

19.8

19.4

-2.0

71

100

+29

Real estate activities

25.5

25.1

-1.4

15

13

-2

Professional, scientific and technical activities

26.7

25.6

-4.1

30

23

-7

Administrative and support service activities

24.9

26.1

+4.5

95

108

+13

Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

62.4

64.5

+3.4

756

1447

+691

Education

95.9

95.7

-0.2

54

72

+18

Human health and social work activities

52.9

53.8

+1.8

148

180

+32

Arts, entertainment and recreation

20.2

19.7

-2.4

9

15

+6

Other service activities

12.7

12.9

+1.2

7

4

-3

The majority of job vacancies are registered in the following sectors: manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, transportation and storage, human health and social work activities, public administration and defence; compulsory social security.

 

Prepared by Wages Statistics Section
Lija Luste
Tel. 67366917


Explanations

In accordance with the survey methodology, job vacancy is defined as a post for which at the end of a quarter no contract has been signed and no candidate chosen and the employer is taking active steps to find a suitable candidate to occupy the post 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) at the end of a quarter.
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 on businesses, individual merchants, peasant and fisherman farms, institutions, foundations, associations and funds.
The survey did not include peasant and fisherman farms with less than 50 employees.