Vacancies up 11% in Q1, Cystat says


By Stelios Orphanides

The number of vacancies in the economy rose an annual 11 per cent in the first quarter, to 3,761, and by 497 compared to the fourth quarter of 2017, the statistical service said.

The ratio of vacancies to jobs in the first quarter rose to 1.2 per cent from 1 per cent in the fourth quarter and 1.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2017, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Thursday. The highest ratios were 3.2 per cent in the administrative and support services and 3.1 per cent in hospitality.


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    Vacancies for MP’s = 0 (already allocated at birth.)