INS: Less job vacancies in Q3

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In the third quarter of 2017, the job vacancies rate was 1.22 percent, decreasing by 0.11 percentage points as against the previous quarter, National Institute of Statistics (INS) shows.

The number of job vacancies stood at 58.9 thousand, decreasing by 5.2 thousand as against the previous quarter. By comparison with the same quarter of 2016, the job vacancies rate decreased by 0.12 percentage points and the number of job vacancies decreased by 4.0 thousand.

In the third quarter of 2017, the highest job vacancies rates were registered in human health and social work activities (2.64 percent), followed by public administration (2.61 percent).

The budgetary sector summed up almost 32% of the total number of job vacancies. Thus, 8.7 thousand job vacancies were registered in human health and social work activities,  6.9 thousand job vacancies in public administration, respectively 3.0 thousand job vacancies in education.

At the opposite side, the lowest values for both the rate and the number of job vacancies were found in mining and quarrying (0.15 percent, respectively 0.1 thousand job vacancies).

As against the previous quarter, the most relevant decrease for both the rate and the number of job vacancies was found in public administration (-1.37 percentage points, respectively -3.7 thousand job vacancies), due to the legal provisions in force3.

At the opposite side, the most significant increases for the job vacancies were found in financial and insurance activities (+0.31 percentage points), respectively in education (+0.22 percentage points).

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