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Wed, 19 Aug, 2015 12:09:50 AM
FTimes Report, Aug 19
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There were 28,800 job vacancies in the second quarter of 2015, which is approximately the same as one year earlier, according to the Job Vacancy Survey of Statistics Finland.
In all, 21,800 or 76 per cent of the job vacancies were in private enterprises, while one year earlier the share was 66 per cent.
The number of job vacancies in the second quarter of 2014 was 27,800, the data show.
The number of job vacancies went up particularly in small establishments with fewer than five employees and went down in large establishments with at least 50 employees.
Examined by the industry of the establishment, the number of job vacancies rose most from the year before in the industry group of construction.
Open job vacancies increased in the major region of Western Finland.
In the second quarter, the shares of part-time and fixed-term jobs in all job vacancies diminished. Twenty-one per cent of all job vacancies were part-time, which is ten percentage points lower than in the same quarter one year ago.
The share of fixed-term positions in open job vacancies was 42 per cent, which is 12 percentage points lower than in the same quarter one year ago as per the statistics.
Employers estimated that 43 per cent of the open job vacancies were hard-to-fill, while one year earlier, such posts made up 36 per cent of open vacancies.  
Statistics Finland has been collecting data on open job vacancies quarterly since 2002.  

Job vacancies 2014/II – 2015/II

2014/II 2015/II
Number Share, % Number Share, %
Job vacancies 27 800   28 800  
Part-time 8 500 31 6 100 21
Fixed term 14 900 54 12 200 42
Hard-to-fill vacancies 10 100 36 12 500 43
The sub-groups are not mutually exclusive so their sum does not correspond with the total number of open job vacancies.

Source: Job vacancy survey 2015, 2nd quarter. Statistics Finland.

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