Number of job vacancies grew last year by almost 8,000 compared to 2013

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In 2014, the average annual job vacancy rate was 0.89 percent, increasing by 0.17 percentage points as against the previous year. According to National Insttitute of Statistics (INS) data, the average annual number of job vacancies was 38,500, increasing by 7,900 as against the previous year.

Last year, the highest average annual job vacancy rates were registered in public administration (2.64 percent), respectively in other service activities (2.56 percent). At the opposite side the activities related to electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning (0.15 percent), respectively of mining and quarrying (0.18 percent) were situated. In manufacturing almost 28 percent of the total number of job vacancies was found (10,700 job vacancies), having an average annual rate of 1.01 percent. The budgetary sector summed up over 36 percent from the total number of job vacancies, the highest values were found in public administration (6,500 job vacancies), followed by human health and social work activities (4,900 job vacancies), respectively education (2,600 job vacancies). In electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, real estate activities, respectively mining and quarrying employers expressed the lowest demand of paid labour force (100 job vacancies each).

By comparison with the previous year the most relevant increases for both the average annual job vacancy rate and the average annual number of job vacancies were found in public administration (+0.66 percentage points, respectively +1,600 job vacancies), respectively in human health and social work activities (+0.44 percentage points, respectively +1,400 job vacancies). The most pronounced decreases for both the average annual job vacancy rate and the average annual number of job vacancies were found in water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities and human health and social work activities (-0.48 percentage points, respectively – 400 job vacancies), followed by arts, entertainment and recreation (-0.17 percentage points, respectively 10 job vacancies).

In territorial profile, in 2014, the highest values of the average annual job vacancy rate were registered in the West region (1.53 percent), respectively the Bucharest-Ilfov region (0.98 percent), INS also shows. Regarding the average annual number of job vacancies, the employers presented the most significant demand for paid labour force in the Bucharest-Ilfov region (9,300 job vacancies) which represented almost a quarter from all vacancies at country level, the West region (6,700 job vacancies), respectively the North-West (5,500 job vacancies) region. At the opposite side, for both the average annual job vacancy rate and the average annual number of job vacancies, the lowest values were found in the South-West Oltenia region (0.46 percent, respectively 1,600 job vacancies), followed by the South-East region (0.52 percent, respectively 2,300 job vacancies).

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