The job market remained tight during the first half of 2001. By the middle of last year there were 30 unfilled vacancies per 1000, against 29 by the middle of this year.
Vacancies per 1000 jobs
A number of sectors saw a bit of slackening though, such as agriculture and the manufacturing industry. On the other hand the situation in the care sector got much tighter, despite the substantial increase in the number of new jobs there.
Construction was as tight as it was last year, with 46 vacancies per 1000 jobs by the middle of 2001.