Canterbury sees 23% increase in jobs advertised

Christchurch. File photo: Getty Images
Christchurch. File photo: Getty Images
There continues to be more jobs advertised than a year ago, according to Seek employment data.

While there was a month-on month decline in the number of jobs advertised overall - down 3 per cent, bringing numbers back to what they were in April - according to Seek employment data, last month ads were up in Taranaki (9 per cent), Marlborough (8 per cent) and West Coast (7 percent).

It was only the second time this year job ads declined. In June there was still 35 per cent more jobs advertised than there was in pre-pandemic, in June 2019, and 9 per cent more than in June 2021.

Canterbury in particular has seen a 23 per cent rise in the number of jobs advertised over the past year.

"A 3 per cent drop in job ads is the largest fall recorded on seek.co.nz in 10 months, however job ads remain 35 percent higher than pre-pandemic levels," Seek NZ country manager Rob Clark said.

"This is demonstrative of the prolonged growth experienced in all industries and regions over the past two years.

In hospitality and tourism, despite a 4 per cent month-on-month drop in roles advertised, there were 98 per cent more jobs advertised in June than there was at the same time in 2019, and 40 per cent ahead of what there was in June last year.

Roles in healthcare & medical roles dropped 2 per cent in June.

They rose in education & training (4 per cent), advertising, arts & media (4 per cent) and mining, resources & energy (8 per cent).

There were more people applying for jobs, particularly in construction, which saw a 30 per cent jump in applications per job in May.

More people applied for jobs in June than they have in any month since July 2021, with applications per job ad on Seek up 5 per cent from May. Ads posted in May rose 3 per cent.

 

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