Job advertisements continue to increase in New Zealand

Delayed and rising

The delayed publication of the Jobs Online measure from New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, has found job advertisements rising by 2.0 per cent in the December 2018 quarter. The delay in publishing the data for this quarter was necessitated due to by adjustment for shared inventories in job boards since June 2018, a matter which only came to light during processing of the December data. Accordingly the last six months’ data has been revised and republished by the MBIE.

As well as online advertisements increasing by 2.0 per cent, up from September 2018 quarter’s 1.7 per cent increase the figures show that among the nine industry groups, Health Care and Medical, and Primary industries, had the fastest growth, in most regions.
The strongest percentage increase in online advertising over the quarter came from the Labourers and Sales occupation groups, in most regions. The MBIE also reports that over the year, the largest increases in online advertisements have been for unskilled and highly-skilled jobs.

Jobs Online measures changes in online job advertisements from four internet job boards – SEEK, Trade Me Jobs, Education Gazette and Kiwi Health Jobs.

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