On occupied posts and job vacancies in first half of 2010

16.09.2010

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 increased by 18.7 thsd or by 2.5%, according to the data of Central Statistical Bureau. In private sector the number grew by 18.0 thsd or by 3.8%, but in public sector – by 0.7 thsd or by 0.2%.

From the end of the June of the previous year till the end of the 2nd quarter of this year 75.7 thsd posts in the country were liquidated and that, in turn, decreased the number of occupied posts by 8.9%. In private sector 46.8 thsd posts were liquidated, but in public sector – 28.9 thsd, and as a result number of occupied posts reduced by 8.7% and 9.3%, respectively.

At the end of the 2nd quarter of 2010 there were 1773 job vacancies. Compared to the end of the 1st quarter, their number has grown by 122 vacancies, but in comparison with the end of the 2nd quarter of 2009 – it reduced by 470 vacancies.

Job vacancy rate has decreased from 0.3% at the end of the June of the last year to 0.2% at the end of the June of this year.

In public sector job vacancy rate has reduced from 0.5% at the end of the 2nd quarter of 2009 to 0.4% at the end of the 2nd quarter of 2010, but in private sector this rate did not change and comprised 0.1%.


Occupied posts and job vacancies by sectors

 

End of 2nd quarter 2009

 

End of 1st quarter 2010*

 

End of 2nd quarter 2010

 

Changes of 2nd quarter 2010 as % of

1st quarter 2010

2nd quarter 2009

Total in the country

     

Number of occupied posts, thsd

851.6

757.2

775.9

2.5

-8.9

Number of job vacancies, thsd

2.2

1.7

1.8

7.4

-21.0

Job vacancy rate, %

0.3

0.2

0.2

  

of which:

     

In private sector

     

Number of occupied posts, thsd

539.7

474.9

492.9

3.8

-8.7

Number of job vacancies, thsd

0.6

0.4

0.6

26.8

-3.8

Job vacancy rate, %

0.1

0.1

0.1

  

In public sector

     

Number of occupied posts, thsd

311.9

282.3

283.0

0.2

-9.3

Number of job vacancies, thsd

1.7

1.2

1.2

0.2

-27.0

Job vacancy rate, %

0.5

0.4

0.4

  


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

 

Occupied posts, thsd

Job vacancies

End of 2nd quarter 2009

 

End of 2nd quarter 2010

 

Changes of 2nd quarter 2010 as % of 2nd quarter 2009

End of 2nd quarter 2009

 

End of 2nd quarter 2010

 

Changes of 2nd quarter 2010 as % of 2nd quarter 2009

Total

851.6

775.9

-8.9

2243

1773

-21.0

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

18.9

18.1

-4.3

21

0

-100.0

Mining and quarrying

3.6

3.5

-2.6

8

0

-100.0

Manufacturing

105.0

101.9

-2.9

114

141

23.7

Electricity, gas, steam, and air conditioning supply

13.6

12.6

-7.2

49

33

-32.7

Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

7.4

6.8

-7.7

10

11

10.0

Construction

57.9

47.2

-18.5

44

53

20.5

Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

152.2

136.9

-10.0

132

220

66.7

Transportation and storage

67.9

65.2

-4.0

220

73

-66.8

Accommodation and food service activities

25.9

22.9

-11.7

17

31

82.4

Information and communication

19.7

18.3

-6.8

19

31

63.2

Financial and insurance activities

22.4

19.8

-11.8

58

71

22.4

Real estate activities

28.3

25.7

-9.2

97

15

-84.5

Professional, scientific and technical activities

31.9

27.2

-14.6

33

30

-9.1

Administrative and support service activities

27.3

25.1

-8.1

222

85

-61.7

Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

73.8

63.0

-14.5

787

760

-3.4

Education

100.0

95.8

-4.2

76

54

-28.9

Human health and social work activities

57.2

52.9

-7.5

267

148

-44.6

Arts, entertainment and recreation

23.8

20.3

-14.6

46

9

-80.4

Other service activities

15.0

12.7

-15.4

23

7

-69.6


In public administration sector the highest share of job vacancies at the end of the 2nd quarter of 2010 was recorded in public order and safety, as well as in justice institutions.

 

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.

 

Prepared byWages Statistics Section
Lija Luste
Tel. 67366917