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Austria – Job numbers fall by -6.5% in 2013

13 February 2014

The number of job vacancies in Austria during 2013 was 65,000, a fall of -6.5% compared with 69,500 in 2012. However, in the fourth quarter of 2013, the number of job vacancies was +10.9% higher than the previous year, rising from 56,900 in Q4 2012 to 63,100 in Q4 2013, reports statistic.at

The fourth quarter of 2012 experienced a significant drop in job vacancy numbers compared with the preceding quarters in 2012. The number of jobs advertised during the first three quarters of 2012 remained above 72,000, before falling significantly in the fourth quarter to 56,900.

Job vacancy numbers rebounded, somewhat, during the first quarter of 2013 to reach 69,100, but declined during the second and third quarters of the year, to 66,700 and 60,900, respectively.

Most job vacancies during 2013 were in services and sales, accounting for 31.5% of all advertisements, followed by technicians and associate professionals (18.5%), and craft and trade workers (14.5%).

Nearly a third (30.6%) of the vacancies were filled within a month, with more than a quarter (27.2%) unfilled during the year. This was most prevalent in services and sales, however this can be attributed in part to that segment having the highest level of vacancies.

More than half of workers (54.9%) earned less than €1,700 in gross income per month, while 12% earned more than €2,400 per month.

Quarter Vacancies (000’s)
Q1 2012 72.6
Q2 2012 75.3
Q3 2012 73.1
Q4 2012 56.9
Average 2012 69.5
Q1 2013 69.1
Q2 2013 66.7
Q3 2013 60.9
Q4 2013 63.1
Average 2013 65.0

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