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Astonishing number of job openings in the fields of“Medical/Pharmaceutical/Bio/Fabric/Food,””Finance/Accounting,” and “Finance/Bank/Securities”!
**The May 2017 global job-opening-to-application ratio is 1.24.**
Daijob Global Recruiting Co. Ltd (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Yuji Shinohara), a subsidiary of Human Holdings Co. Ltd, which operates the bilingual job search site Daijob.com, summarized the global job-opening-to-application ratio as of the end of May 2017.
※The global job-opening-to-application ratio expresses the supply-demand balance for job openings for bilingual job seekers (with at least two languages) with business level skills (job-opening-to-application ration= = job openings ÷ job seekers)
◆Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio by Occupation
Looking at the May global job-opening-to-application ratios by job category, Medical/Pharmaceutical/ Bio/Fabric/Food has increased 0.25 points from the previous month to 11.50. This high ratio is a result of a drop in the number of job seekers last month relative to the number of job openings. This is the fourth consecutive month that Medical/Pharmaceutical/ Bio/Fabric/Food has been in the top-three, maintaining an impressively high ratio of over 6.0. With the next-highest ratio for May, Finance/Accounting had a 3.48 point rise to 5.42. While the number of job openings increased to 112% of the previous month’s rate, the number of job seekers decreased to 40% of that of the previous month. Particularly there was a offset in the supply-demand balance in Accounting, with job openings 127% of that of the previous month while job seekers were 26% of that of the previous month. Additionally, Finance/Bank/Securities saw a 3.90 point rise to 4.75. The number of job seekers declined to 20% of that of the previous month while job openings rose to 126% of that of the previous month, making it the highest ratio since August 2013.
◆Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio by Industry
Looking at the global job-opening-to-application ratios by industry, Health/Nursing had the highest ratio, a 4.43 point rise from the previous month, reaching 5.00, it’s highest since August 2013. Following that, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries had a 1.39 point rise to 3.67. The number of job openings increased to 132% of that of the previous month, while the number of job seekers decreased to 81% of that of the previous month, keeping the industry in the top-three for the fourth consecutive month. Manufacturing had a 0.44 point rise from the previous month to 2.47. This high ratio is a result of the number of job openings having decreased to 96% of that of the previous month and the number of job seekers having decreased to 79% of that of the previous month.