September 2018 Global Job-Opening-to-Application Ratio is 1.84, an increase of 0.15 from the previous month

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REPORT2018/10/26

September 2018 Global Job-Opening-to-Application Ratio is 1.84, an increase of 0.15 from the previous month

***The September 2018 Global Job-Opening-to-Application Ratio is 1.84***


 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 September 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 September 2018 global job-opening-to-application ratio is 1.84, a 0.15 point-rise from the previous month, and a 0.51 point-rise from the ratio of the same month of the previous year, which was 1.33. This is the twelfth consecutive month that the monthly ratio has exceeded that of the same month of the previous year, indicating the current seller’s market is expected to continue.

Global Job Openings to Job-Seekers Ratio by Industry

▼Top 3 Job Industries
・Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Mining 4.14 (+1.71 from August 2018)
・Manufacturing 2.98 (-0.38 from August 2018)
・Medical and Social Welfare 2.75 (+1.37 from August 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 September were Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Mining; Manufacturing; and Medical and Social Welfare. Compared to the previous month, the number of job openings increased in the following six industries: Manufacturing; Wholesale, Retail; Accommodation and Food Services; Electric Utilities, Gas, Heating, Water Supply; Academic Research, Professional and Technical Services, Education, Learning Support; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Mining.
 Additionally, compared to the previous month, the number of job seekers increased in the following six industries: Manufacturing; Finance, Insurance; Construction, Real Estate, Goods Rental and Leasing; Electric Utilities, Gas, Heating, Water Supply; Academic Research, Professional and Technical Services, Education, Learning Support; and Service.


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

▼Top 3 Job Categories
・Medical/Pharmaceutical/Bio/Material/Food 10.00 (+5.55 from August 2018)
・General Affairs/Human Resources/Legal Affairs 6.94 (+1.44 from August 2018)
・Electronics (Appliance/Semiconductor) 5.70 (+0.62 from August 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 September were Medical/Pharmaceutical/Bio/Material/Food; General Affairs/Human Resources/Legal Affairs; and Electronics (Appliance/Semiconductor).
 Compared to the previous month, the number of job offers rose in the following 10 categories: Executive/Management; Automotive/Plant Engineering/Precision Equipment; Building/Construction/Equipment/Real Estate; Finance/Accounting; General Affairs/Human Resources/Legal Affairs; Marketing/PR; Sales; Education/Training/Language Specialist; Hotel / Leisure / Dining Services /Tourism; and Finance/Banking/Securities/Insurance.
 Additionally, compared to the previous month, the number of job seekers rose in the following 12 categories: Executive/Management; Automotive/Plant Engineering/Precision Equipment; Building/Construction/Equipment/Real Estate; Finance/Accounting; Administrative; Customer Service; Education/Training/Language Specialist; Consulting; Hotel / Leisure / Dining Services /Tourism; Property/Real Estate Assets/Real Estate; Creative (Advertisement / Publication / Broadcast / Video / Other); and Government / Non-profit / Other.  


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