Number of job vacancies drops in Q2

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There were 52,700 open job vacancies in the second quarter of 2023 and the number was 72,300 in the stipulated period of the previous year, according to Statistics Finland.

In the second quarter, open job vacancies decreased significantly in the major region of Helsinki-Uusimaa ( minus 9,200) and slightly in Northern and Eastern Finland (minus 5,100) and Western Finland (minus 4,700 compared to one year earlier.

There were industry-specific changes in the number of job vacancies, which was primarily visible in the significant fall in the number of job vacancies in industry and in the industry group of trade, transportation and storage, accommodation and food service activities.

Open job vacancies have decreased from one year ago particularly in the private sector (minus 14,700) and in the central government sector (minus 1,300).

In the second quarter of 2023, altogether 35,800 or 68 per cent of job vacancies were in establishments owned by private enterprises.

Open job vacancies decreased considerably in the private sector compared to one year earlier.

Examined by the industry of the establishment, job vacancies decreased considerably in industry and in the industry group of trade, transport and storage, accommodation and food service activities and diminished or remained almost unchanged in the other industry groups.

In the second quarter, 31 per cent of all job vacancies were fixed-term, which was more or less the same as in the corresponding period of the year before.

The share of part-time jobs in all open job vacancies was 18 per cent, which also corresponds to the level in the corresponding period last year.

Employers estimated that 63 per cent of the open job vacancies were hard-to-fill, while the corresponding share was 65 per cent one year earlier.

For example, there were plenty of jobs considered hard to fill in establishments of human health and social work activities (Q) in the tasks of practical nurses and registered nurses and in establishments of construction (F) in fitter occupations.

  •  Job vacancies
  •  Drop
  •  Q2

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

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