New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has published its Jobs Online report which shows that in the year to November 2017, online vacancies increased by 8.5 per cent. The report states that vacancies increased in six out of eight industry groups with the largest contributor being the education and training industry (up 2.3 per cent). The biggest fall was for the information technology industry (down 1.1 per cent).
Vacancies increased in all eight occupation groups with the largest increases for machinery drivers (up 1.9 per cent) and clerical and administration (up 1.5 per cent). Vacancies also increased in all five skill levels. The largest increases were for low skilled and unskilled occupations (both up 1.1 per cent).
Finally on a regional basis vacancies increased in all ten regions over the month, with the biggest increases in Otago Southland (up 2.1 per cent) and Bay of Plenty (up 1.7 per cent).
Jobs Online measures changes in online job advertisements from four internet job boards – SEEK, Trade Me Jobs, Education Gazette and Kiwi Health Jobs.