Fewer available jobs in December
The number of available business sector jobs fell 2.1% to 56,900 in December 2010 from 58,100 in November, the Central Bureau of Statistics reported today. However, the number of available jobs was 57.2% higher than in December 2009.
The number of available jobs represented 2.5% of all jobs in December, down from 2.6% in November.
During the fourth quarter, the largest number of job openings were for salespersons, sales reps, and sales advisors, which accounted for an average of 6,390 available jobs in each month, over a tenth of all available jobs.
The number of available jobs in construction was especially high throughout 2010, and smallest number of available jobs was in education.
The Central Bureau of Statistics began measuring available jobs in March 2009, ahead of Israel's accession to the OECD.
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