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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 09.04.2020, 20:55

Job vacancies in Lithuania rise 7.7% in 2019

BC, Vilnius, 21.02.2020.Print version
The number of registered job vacancies for salaried employees in Lithuania totaled 17,300 at the end of 2019, up by 7.7% from a year earlier, Statistics Lithuania said.

In the fourth quarter from the third quarter, the number of vacancies fell by 5.4%, the statistics office said. 

The largest quarterly decreases in job vacancy numbers were recorded in wholesale and retail trade (by 500), construction (200), and accommodation and food service activities, and administrative and support service activities (100 each). 

The transport sector and the information and communication sector each saw an increase of 100 in job vacancies over the quarter. 

The largest number of job vacancies was registered in manufacturing (4,400, or 25.5% of the total number), followed by public administration, defense and social insurance (2,500, 14.2%), and wholesale and retail trade (2,000, 11.5%). 

The country's job vacancy rate stood at 1.1% in late 2019, down by 0.1 %age points from the third quarter, but unchanged in y-o-y terms. 

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