European Vacancy Monitor

Issue n. 5/January 2012

According to the January edition of the European Vacancy Monitor, high skill levels remain important for employment opportunities. In fact, the number of job-finders in the ‘professionals’ group has grown by 34% in the second quarter of 2011 and the number of job seekers who found jobs as ‘legislators, senior officials and managers’ has grown by 25%. There are recent signs of a weakening trend in labour demand particularly in the public sector. Recent figures on job vacancies for temporary agency workers show a decline in labour demand since July 2011. Growth in job vacancies was strongest in the manufacturing sector (+39%) and the trade and repair sector (+26%).

author(s): European Commission/ DG Employment and Social Affairs
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