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Fewer open job vacancies in Q3

Published : 17 Nov 2020, 00:12

  DF Report

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There were 43,000 open job vacancies in the third quarter of 2020, while the figure was 48,500 one year before, according to Statistics Finland.

Open job vacancies decreased particularly in the major region of Helsinki-Uusimaa.

In the third quarter, in all, 31,200 or 72 per cent of the job vacancies were in establishments owned by private enterprises, while one year earlier the corresponding share was 81 per cent.

The number of open job vacancies decreased compared with the corresponding period of the previous year in the major region of Helsinki-Uusimaa (-4,200) and in establishments with at least 10 employees.

Examined by the industry of the establishment, job vacancies decreased most in the industry groups of construction (F), and trade, transportation and storage, and accommodation and food service activities (G to I).

Growth was seen in the industry group of public administration, education and human health and social work activities (O to Q), where the majority of jobs were in human health and social work activities.

In the third quarter of the year, 30 per cent of all open job vacancies were fixed-term positions, while one year earlier the corresponding share was 23 per cent.

The share of part-time jobs in all open job vacancies was 23 per cent, which is five percentage points more than in the same quarter one year ago. Employers estimated that 54 per cent of the open job vacancies were hard-to-fill, while the corresponding share one year earlier was 67 per cent.

For example, establishments in human health and social work activities (Q) still had plenty of jobs considered hard to fill.