|Growth in European Online Recruitment at 2%, According to the Monster Employment Index
July 2012 Index Highlights:
The Monster Employment Index Europe demonstrates two percent growth year-over-year in July, relatively consistent with June's one percent rise
Germany continues to lead all regions at 13 percent growth, while Sweden remains flat
The Netherlands, France, Italy, Belgium and UK all report reduced demand in online recruitment activity year-over-year
Environment, architecture, urbanism (up 16 percent) remains the leading growth sector for the third consecutive month while Education (up 11 percent) reports increased annual growth and places second in the Index
Arts, entertainment, sports, leisure remains at the bottom of July's Index and is joined by Banking, finance insurance which registers the same rate of annual decline in online hiring activity
The Monster Employment Index Europe is a monthly gauge of online job posting activity based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large representative selection of career web sites and online job listings across Europe. The Index does not reflect the trend of any one advertiser or source, but is an aggregate measure of the change in job listings across the industry.
"Germany remains the growth driver of online recruitment across Europe, providing buoyancy to an otherwise muted labour market," commented Alan Townsend, Vice President of Sales Readiness and Business Operations for Monster Europe. "However, while the uncertain outlook of the EuroZone continues to impact recruitment levels, it is encouraging to see over half of industries remain positive in July, with sectors such as architecture, education and manufacturing seeing stronger demand."Monster Employment Index Europe results for the past 18 months are as follows:
|Feb 11||Mar 11||Apr 11||May 11||Jun 11||Jul 11||Aug 11||Sep 11||Oct 11||Nov 11||Dec 11||Jan 12||Feb 12||Mar 12||Apr 12||May 12||Jun 12||Jul 12||Y-O-Y GROWTH|
Industry Year-over-year Trends: 15 of the 24 industry sectors monitored by the Index in July exhibited positive annual growth trends.
Environment, architecture and urbanism (up 16 percent) led all industries by measure of annual growth for the third consecutive month in July
Education, training, library (up 11 percent) continued to report increased opportunities in online recruitment compared to year-ago levels, extending a positive growth trend that began in February
The Real Estate sector (up nine percent) reported a solid increase in online hiring activity for the third consecutive month and remained in the top five Index rankings
Public sector, defence, community (down one percent) saw a slight uptick in annual online recruitment compared to last month's five percent decline and moved up the Index after placing at the bottom of June's Index rankings
Banking, finance, insurance (down four percent) saw further reductions in online recruitment in July and joined Arts, entertainment, sports, leisure (down four percent) as the industries to report the lowest demand
Top Growth Industries
|Industry||Jul11||Jul12||%Y-O-Y Growth |
|Environment, architecture and urbanism||102||118||16%|
|Education, training and library||218||242||11%|
Lowest Growth Industries
|Industry||Jul11||Jul12||%Y-O-Y Growth |
|Marketing, PR and media||147||144||-2%|
|Arts, entertainment, sports, leisure||116||111||-4%|
|Banking, finance, insurance||89||85||-4%|
Occupation Year-over-year Trends: Six of the nine occupational groups monitored by the Index in July exhibited positive growth trends.
This month Plant and machine operators and assemblers (up eight percent) took the lead by measure of annual growth with a significant increase compared to the one percent growth measured in June
Technicians and associate professionals (up six percent) also noted improved growth, where annual online recruitment has increased across this sector for the past 28 months
- Managers (down five percent) continued a four month consecutive decline in online recruitment and matched its annual rate of growth recorded in June, placing bottom of the Index
Top Growth Occupations
|Plant and machine operators, and assemblers||125||135||8%|
|Technicians and associate professionals||124||132||6%|
|Craft and related trades workers||236||247||5%|
Lowest Growth Occupations
|Occupation||Jul11||Jul 12||%Y-O-Y Growth|
|Skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers||208||205||-1%|
The full monthly Monster Employment Index reports for Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom will be made available on Tuesday, 14 August at 06:00 CET at:
Data for the month of August 2012 will be released on September 7th, 2012.
|Region||Jul 11||Aug 11||Sep 11||Oct 11||Nov 11||Dec 11||Jan 12||Feb 12||Mar 12||Apr 12||May 12||Jun 12||Jul 12||Y-O-Y GROWTH|
|Industry||Jul 11||Aug 11||Sep 11||Oct 11||Nov 11||Dec 11||Jan 12||Feb 12||Mar 12||Apr 12||May 12||Jun 12||Jul 12||Y-O-Y GROWTH|
|Accounting, audit, taxes||101||98||97||99||99||98||93||100||101||102||103||100||101||0%|
|Agriculture, fishing and forestry||134||133||130||124||123||117||104||121||133||146||133||134||137||2%|
|Arts, entertainment, sports, leisure||116||113||107||108||110||109||102||110||114||113||112||113||111||-4%|
|Banking, finance, insurance||89||88||86||87||87||87||82||86||88||88||86||87||85||-4%|
|Construction and extraction||140||144||142||138||137||130||122||132||136||139||140||140||142||1%|
|Education, training and library||218||208||191||205||202||218||191||214||221||229||242||254||242||11%|
|Environment, architecture and urbanism||102||102||101||102||103||107||100||111||113||110||118||121||118||16%|
|Healthcare, social work||633||624||625||594||628||613||573||635||653||661||644||643||647||2%|
|Hospitality and tourism||244||247||256||252||251||238||221||242||251||272||277||271||261||7%|
|Management and consulting||114||114||112||110||108||104||97||106||112||116||114||116||113||-1%|
|Marketing, PR and media||147||148||143||146||143||139||129||144||146||145||146||144||144||-2%|
|Production, manufacturing, maintenance, repair||264||269||271||270||267||259||243||253||262||271||272||269||273||3%|
|Public sector, defence, community||81||81||80||81||80||75||75||77||77||78||77||79||80||-1%|
|Research and development||121||120||119||119||119||117||113||121||123||123||122||119||123||2%|
|Transport, post and logistics||195||193||195||196||195||192||169||173||176||180||182||184||195||0%|
|Occupation||Jul 11||Aug 11||Sep 11||Oct 11||Nov 11||Dec 11||Jan 12||Feb 12||Mar 12||Apr 12||May 12||Jun 12||Jul 12||Y-O-Y GROWTH|
|Technicians and associate professionals||124||125||124||126||127||125||118||131||134||133||131||131||132||6%|
|Clerical support workers ||144||147||143||145||144||144||132||147||149||145||146||147||148||3%|
|Service and sales workers||300||297||303||303||304||288||265||298||307||317||314||310||306||2%|
|Skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers||208||205||203||194||191||184||160||185||206||219||201||203||205||-1%|
|Craft and related workers||236||242||246||245||247||238||222||231||236||241||243||240||247||5%|
|Plant and machine operators, and assemblers||125||124||122||122||113||116||107||120||126||130||128||130||135||8%|
About The Monster Employment Index Europe
The Monster Employment Index Europe provides monthly insight into online job posting activity across the European Union. Launched in June 2005 with data from December 2004, the Index is based on a review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of corporate career sites and job boards, including Monster. The Monster Employment Index's underlying data is validated for accuracy by Research America, Inc. - an independent, third-party auditing firm - to ensure that measured national online job recruitment activity is within a margin of error of +/- 1.05%.
The Index monitors online job opportunities across all European Union member countries.
The monthly reports for Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Europe are available at: http://about-monster.com/employment/index/17.
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