Vacancies (new and filled); government and education


This table contains the number of unfilled, new and filled vacancies in the government and education.
The figures over vacancies are specified to government sector.

This table replaces the StatLine-table Vacancies; government and education 1992-2009.
In 2010 the observation is based on the standard industrial classification 2008, SIC2008. Because of this the original figures of the period 1997 up to the second quarter of 2009, all based on SIC 1993, are recalculated to SIC 2008. Therefore these figures can deviate slightly from the figures from the Vacancies; government and education 1992-2009.

Data available since 1997, quarter 1.

Status of the figures:
The figures of 2020 are provisional, other figures are final.

A number of figures are not released for publication yet, and can therefore not be displayed. These figures are however included in the total figures. As soon as these figures are released for publication, they will available on StatLine

As of the third quarter of 2008 the job vacancy survey is capable of compiling the number of job vacancies at the Ministry of Defence in a much better way. Due to this more than 7 thousand vacancies are added to the government. This should be taken into account, when interpreting the results. Because of this extra number of vacancies, the numbers of vacancies, new vacancies and filled vacancies are not completely consistent with the vacancies in the third quarter of 2008.
The results of this table are including the second quarter of 2009 based on recalculated information on basis of the perception according SBI 2008. Because of this the numbers of vacancies, new vacancies and filled vacancies are in the third quarter of 2009 not completely consistent with the vacancies in the second quarter.

Changes as of 15 May 2020:
New figures of first quarter of 2020 have been added.
The figures of 2019 are final.

When will new figures be published?
New provisional figures of second quarter of 2020 will be published in August 2020.

Vacancies (new and filled); government and education

Government sectors Periods Unfilled vacancies (x 1000) New vacancies (x 1000) Filled vacancies (x 1000)
Total government 2018 1st quarter 17.4 19.0 18.3
Total government 2018 2nd quarter 20.5 28.4 25.4
Total government 2018 3rd quarter 18.5 23.1 25.1
Total government 2018 4th quarter 19.6 23.3 22.2
Total government 2018 annual aver. /annual total 18.6 93.8 90.9
Total government 2019 1st quarter 20.1 21.5 21.0
Total government 2019 2nd quarter 24.4 32.0 27.7
Total government 2019 3rd quarter 20.6 24.6 28.4
Total government 2019 4th quarter 24.5 26.9 23.0
Total government 2019 annual aver. /annual total 21.8 105.0 100.1
Total government 2020 1st quarter* 22.9 23.5 25.0
Central government 2018 1st quarter 2.3 1.8 1.5
Central government 2018 2nd quarter 3.1 2.4 1.5
Central government 2018 3rd quarter 3.4 2.0 1.7
Central government 2018 4th quarter 3.2 1.9 2.1
Central government 2018 annual aver. /annual total 2.9 8.0 6.8
Central government 2019 1st quarter 3.6 2.3 1.9
Central government 2019 2nd quarter 4.8 3.7 2.5
Central government 2019 3rd quarter 3.8 2.5 3.5
Central government 2019 4th quarter 6.0 5.8 3.6
Central government 2019 annual aver. /annual total 4.2 14.4 11.6
Central government 2020 1st quarter* 5.5 4.3 4.8
Provincial government 2018 1st quarter 0.2 0.3 0.4
Provincial government 2018 2nd quarter 0.3 0.3 0.2
Provincial government 2018 3rd quarter 0.3 0.3 0.2
Provincial government 2018 4th quarter 0.4 0.3 0.2
Provincial government 2018 annual aver. /annual total 0.3 1.0 1.0
Provincial government 2019 1st quarter 0.3 0.3 0.3
Provincial government 2019 2nd quarter 0.4 0.3 0.3
Provincial government 2019 3rd quarter 0.3 0.3 0.3
Provincial government 2019 4th quarter 0.5 0.3 0.2
Provincial government 2019 annual aver. /annual total 0.4 1.2 1.1
Provincial government 2020 1st quarter* 0.3 0.2 0.4
Municipal government 2018 1st quarter 4.5 5.4 5.0
Municipal government 2018 2nd quarter 4.1 5.2 5.5
Municipal government 2018 3rd quarter 3.9 4.6 4.8
Municipal government 2018 4th quarter 4.6 6.5 5.8
Municipal government 2018 annual aver. /annual total . . .
Municipal government 2019 1st quarter 4.8 6.2 6.1
Municipal government 2019 2nd quarter 4.6 5.5 5.7
Municipal government 2019 3rd quarter 4.3 5.1 5.5
Municipal government 2019 4th quarter 4.7 5.9 5.4
Municipal government 2019 annual aver. /annual total . . .
Municipal government 2020 1st quarter* . . .
Education sector 2018 1st quarter 5.8 8.6 8.4
Education sector 2018 2nd quarter 8.5 16.9 14.1
Education sector 2018 3rd quarter 6.2 12.9 15.2
Education sector 2018 4th quarter 6.7 10.9 10.5
Education sector 2018 annual aver. /annual total . . .
Education sector 2019 1st quarter 7.2 9.9 9.4
Education sector 2019 2nd quarter 10.2 18.5 15.5
Education sector 2019 3rd quarter 7.8 13.3 15.6
Education sector 2019 4th quarter 8.3 11.2 10.7
Education sector 2019 annual aver. /annual total . . .
Education sector 2020 1st quarter* . . .
Police 2018 1st quarter 4.4 1.8 1.9
Police 2018 2nd quarter 4.2 2.0 2.2
Police 2018 3rd quarter 4.3 1.7 1.5
Police 2018 4th quarter 4.4 2.0 1.9
Police 2018 annual aver. /annual total 4.3 7.4 7.5
Police 2019 1st quarter 3.9 1.5 2.0
Police 2019 2nd quarter 4.0 2.2 2.1
Police 2019 3rd quarter 4.1 1.5 1.5
Police 2019 4th quarter 4.5 2.4 1.9
Police 2019 annual aver. /annual total 4.1 7.7 7.5
Police 2020 1st quarter* 4.3 2.0 2.2
Defence 2018 1st quarter 0.0 0.6 0.6
Defence 2018 2nd quarter 0.0 1.2 1.2
Defence 2018 3rd quarter 0.0 1.2 1.2
Defence 2018 4th quarter 0.0 1.1 1.1
Defence 2018 annual aver. /annual total . . .
Defence 2019 1st quarter 0.0 0.8 0.8
Defence 2019 2nd quarter 0.0 1.1 1.1
Defence 2019 3rd quarter 0.0 1.4 1.4
Defence 2019 4th quarter 0.0 0.6 0.6
Defence 2019 annual aver. /annual total . . .
Defence 2020 1st quarter* . . .
Judiciary 2018 1st quarter 0.1 0.2 0.3
Judiciary 2018 2nd quarter 0.1 0.2 0.3
Judiciary 2018 3rd quarter 0.1 0.2 0.2
Judiciary 2018 4th quarter 0.1 0.3 0.4
Judiciary 2018 annual aver. /annual total 0.1 1.0 1.1
Judiciary 2019 1st quarter 0.1 0.2 0.2
Judiciary 2019 2nd quarter 0.1 0.2 0.3
Judiciary 2019 3rd quarter 0.1 0.2 0.2
Judiciary 2019 4th quarter 0.1 0.3 0.3
Judiciary 2019 annual aver. /annual total 0.1 1.0 1.0
Judiciary 2020 1st quarter* 0.1 0.3 0.3
Water boards 2018 1st quarter 0.2 0.3 0.3
Water boards 2018 2nd quarter 0.2 0.3 0.3
Water boards 2018 3rd quarter 0.2 0.2 0.2
Water boards 2018 4th quarter 0.3 0.3 0.2
Water boards 2018 annual aver. /annual total 0.2 1.1 1.0
Water boards 2019 1st quarter 0.2 0.3 0.3
Water boards 2019 2nd quarter 0.3 0.3 0.2
Water boards 2019 3rd quarter 0.2 0.2 0.3
Water boards 2019 4th quarter 0.3 0.4 0.3
Water boards 2019 annual aver. /annual total 0.3 1.1 1.1
Water boards 2020 1st quarter* 0.2 0.4 0.5
Source: CBS
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