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Latest publication: Job vacancy survey 2020, 4th quarter

Published: 29 August 2013

Number of open job vacancies 45,300 in the first quarter of 2013

According to the Job Vacancy Survey of Statistics Finland, there were 45,300 open job vacancies in the first quarter of 2013. The reference period of the data for the first quarter was 1 March.

Job vacancies 2013/I

  Year/Quarter Year/Quarter
       2013/I        2013/I
       Number        Share, %
Job vacancies 45 300  
Part-time 13 400 30
Fixed term 26 600 59
Hard-to-fill vacancies 14 300 31
The sub-groups are not mutually exclusive so their sum
does not correspond with the total number of open job vacancies.

In all, 33,500, or 74 per cent, of the job vacancies in the first quarter of 2013 were in private enterprises. Most open job vacancies were available in establishments that belong to the industry groups trade, transportation and storage, accommodation and food service activities (11,800), public administration, education, human health and social work activities (9,600), and professional, scientific and technical activities, administrative and support service activities (8,800). Examined by region, most open job vacancies were available in establishments located in the major region of Helsinki-Uusimaa (14,800).

Of the open job vacancies in the first quarter of 2013, 30 per cent were part-time, 59 per cent fixed-term and 31 per cent hard-to-fill. The fixed-term nature of job vacancies was emphasised in the industries of manufacturing and trade, where establishments sought particularly summer workers for production and cashier jobs.

Statistics Finland has been collecting data on open job vacancies quarterly since 2002. The inquiry is directed to persons responsible for recruitment in private or public sector establishments. The data provider can respond either using the web questionnaire or through a telephone interview. The data collection includes 2,500 different establishments in every quarter. The statistics are based on Regulation (EC) No 453/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The objective is to produce up-to-date and comparable information about the number and structure of job openings on the labour markets of EU Member States.

The sample design of the Job Vacancy Survey was changed for the statistical year 2013 so that the target samples and strata better correspond with the information needs of data users. The implemented reforms have a considerable effect on the results and they cannot be compared to previously published data. Data based on the new design in the Job Vacancy Survey are published from the first quarter of 2013 onwards. The previously produced time series are no longer updated. Further information can be found in the Methodological description, which is part of the Quality description of the statistical release in Finnish http://www.stat.fi/til/atp/2013/01/atp_2013_01_2013-08-29_laa_001_fi.html.

Source: Job vacancy survey 2013, 1st quarter. Statistics Finland.

Inquiries: Antti Halmetoja 09 1734 3763, tyovoimatutkimus@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Updated 29.8.2013

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Job vacancy survey [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-2278. 1st quarter 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 8.3.2021].
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