After adjustment for seasonal effects, 115 thousand jobs were vacant at the end of June 2010, a thousand more than at the end of March. The public sector accounted for the modest increase; the number of vacancies in the private sector remained unchanged.
In the second quarter of this year, 191 thousand new vacancies were created, i.e. 7 thousand more than twelve months previously. For the first time in two years, the number of newly created vacancies was higher than one year previously. The number of filled vacancies, on the other hand, still lagged behind. In the second quarter of this year, 182 thousand job vacancies were filled, as against 202 thousand in the same period of 2009.
The vacancy rate (defined as the number of vacancies per one thousand jobs) was 16 in the second quarter, virtually equal to the second quarter of 2009. In the preceding quarters, the vacancy rate had been substantially lower than one year previously. The highest vacancy rates were recorded in the sector hotels and restaurants and the sector information and communication.
Job vacancies, seasonally adjusted