European Vacancy Monitor

Issue n. 7/December 2012

According to the December edition of theEuropean Vacancy Monitor, the decline in labour demand had severe implications for craftsmen, operators and elementary occupations, while the demand for more skilled professionals continued to grow.
Although most of the main occupations experienced a decline in recruitment in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter of 2011 (crafts and related trades -12 %, operators and assemblers -7 %, elementary occupations -13 %), two high-skilled occupations continued to grow: professionals (+5 %) and technicians and associate professionals (+ 2%) in a broad range of sectors such as business, finance and health.

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