The August 2018 Global Job-Opening-to-Application Ratio is 1.69, a drop of 0.8 from the previous month

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REPORT2018/9/28

The August 2018 Global Job-Opening-to-Application Ratio is 1.69, a drop of 0.8 from the previous month

***The August 2018 Global Job-Opening-to-Application Ratio is 1.69***


 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 August 2018.
※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)

 The August 2018 global job-opening-to-application ratio was 1.69, a 0.08-point drop from that of the previous month, however this is still a 0.52-point rise from the rate of the same month of the previous year, which was 1.17. It is the eleventh consecutive month that the monthly ratio has exceeded that of the same month of the previous year, indicating a seller’s market continues.

Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio by Industry

▼Top 3 Job Industries
・Electric Utilities, Gas, Heating, Water Supply:11.00 (+7.33 from July 2018)
・Finance, Insurance:3.61 (+ 2.00 from July 2018)
・Manufacturing:3.36 (-1.87 from July 2018)

Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio by Industry

 Looking at the global job-opening-to-application ratio by industry, the top-three industries for August 2018 were Electric Utilities, Gas, Heating, Water Supply; Finance, Insurance; and Manufacturing.
 Compared to the previous month, the number of job openings increased in the following eight industries: Wholesale, Retail; Finance, Insurance; Construction, Real Estate, Goods Rental and Leasing; Transportation and Postal; Telecommunications; Academic Research, Professional and Technical Services, Education, Learning Support; Service; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Mining.
 Additionally, compared to the previous month, the number of job seekers increased in the following nine industries: Manufacturing; Wholesale, Retail; Accommodation and Food Services; Finance, Insurance; Construction, Real Estate, Goods Rental and Leasing; Transportation and Postal; Academic Research, Professional and Technical Services, Education, Learning Support; Service; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Mining.



◆Global Job-Opening-to-Application Ratio by Job Category

▼Top 3 Job Categories
・General Affairs/Human Resources/Legal Affairs:5.50 (-0.38 from July 2018)
・Electronics (Appliance/Semiconductor):5.08 (-3.59 from July 2018)
・Creative (Internet Related):6.50 (+0.50 from June 2018)

Global Job-Opening-to-Application Ratio by Job Category

 Looking at the global job-opening-to-application ratio by job category, the top-three categories for August were General Affairs/Human Resources/Legal Affairs; Electronics (Appliance/Semiconductor); and Medical/ Pharmaceutical/Bio/Material/Food.
 Compared to the previous month, the number of job offers rose in the following 12 categories: IT Technology; Automotive/Plant Engineering/Precision Equipment; Building/Construction/Equipment/Real Estate; Finance/Accounting; General Affairs/Human Resources/Legal Affairs; Sales; Education/Training/Language Specialist; Consulting; Distribution, Retails, Customer Goods, Fashion; Medical/Social Welfare/Nursing; Finance/Banking/Securities/Insurance; and Creative (Advertisement / Publication / Broadcast / Video / Other).
 Compared to the previous month, the number of job seekers rose in the following 17 categories: Executive/Management; Electronics (Appliance/Semiconductor); Medical/ Pharmaceutical/Bio/Material/Food; Building/Construction/Equipment/Real Estate; Finance/Accounting; General Affairs/Human Resources/Legal Affairs; Administrative; Marketing/PR; Customer Service; Sales; Education/Training/Language Specialist; Consulting; Distribution, Retails, Customer Goods, Fashion; Hotel / Leisure / Dining Services /Tourism; Medical/Social Welfare/Nursing; Finance/Banking/Securities/Insurance; and Creative (Internet Related).




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