NZ All Vacancies Index increases by 0.7 per cent in the month of November 2018.

MBIE publishes figures for late 2018.

The Jobs Online measure from New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has shown vacancies increased in all of the ten industry groups for November 2018. Amongst the largest contributors were healthcare and medical (up 1.6 per cent) hospitality and tourism (up 1.0 per cent), and primary (up 0.9 per cent) industries.

The measure also shows vacancies increasing in all eight occupation groups. The largest increases were for clerical and administration (up 1.8 per cent), and community and personal services (up 1.0 per cent).

From the skills perspective, vacancies increased in four of the five skill levels. The largest increases were for skilled and unskilled occupations (both up 1.2 per cent), with semi-skilled the only fall (down 0.1 per cent).

Vacancies increased in nine of the ten regions over the month, with the biggest increases in Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay (up 2.0 per cent), and Bay of Plenty (up 1.8 per cent). The only fall was in Canterbury (down 0.3 per cent)

MBIE reports that over the past year, online vacancies increased by 9.7 per cent. The measure takes in data from SEEK, Trade Me Jobs, Education Gazette and Kiwi Health Jobs.

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