Online job vacancies continue to riseadmin
Overall, online vacancies increased by 2.3% in June 2011, compared to May 2011, and skilled vacancies went up by 1.5%.
â€œThis shows that employment prospects are continuing to improve,â€ says the Department of Labourâ€™s Head of Research and Analysis, Vasantha Krishnan.
â€œThis is supportive of other indicators that point to a gradual increase in economic activity. It reinforces the Departmentâ€™s expectation that employment will grow in 2012 and 2013, bringing down the unemployment rate.â€
The Jobs Online index shows that the strongest growth in skilled vacancies was happening outside the main centres. Skilled job vacancies grew by 12.0% in the South Island (excluding Canterbury) and by 7.3% in the North Island (excluding Auckland and Wellington).
Industries with the biggest growth in skilled vacancies across the country were accounting, HR, legal and administration (up by 9.0%) and hospitality and tourism (up by 8.5%).
Overall, the number of skilled vacancies in the month of June was 17.1% higher than a year ago, while the total of all vacancies was 18.2% higher.