Seek sees highest number of jobs ever advertised for third consecutive month

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 10 Jun 2021, 6:39PM

Seek sees highest number of jobs ever advertised for third consecutive month

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 10 Jun 2021, 6:39PM

New figures suggest another astonishing rise in job listings.

Seek NZ's released its employment report for May, showing the month saw the highest number of jobs ever advertised on the website for a third consecutive month.

The number of job ads compared to last May, are up by 193 percent.

The three industries with the most job growth, are education, engineering, and resources such as energy.

But there's also a decrease in applications per job ad, falling 11-percent month-on-month.

However, the Social Development Minister says it's good to see there's a healthy job market.

Carmel Sepuloni told Heather du Plessis-Allan it's a positive sign.

"This shows that the economy is going much better than what we expected post-Covid. 

"When you compare this year to last year, it's a bit of an apples and pears situation given how terrible things were."

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