June 2010 Index Highlights:
* The Monster Employment Index Europe reported two point (two percent) increase
in online worker demand in June, whilst opportunities were up 12 percent
* Online job availability increased the most in production, manufacturing,
maintenance and repair, from both a monthly and annual perspective
* Germany registered the sharpest monthly increase among major countries, whilst
Sweden continued to exhibit the most positive long-term trend
June marked the fifth consecutive month of expansion in online job
opportunities, suggesting the overall industry is on a path of gradual recovery.
This is also reflected in the accelerated rate of annual growth compared to the
previous month. Opportunities are now up 12 percent compared to June 2009 and
their highest level since February 2009.
Among industry sectors, production, manufacturing maintenance and repair
exhibited the sharpest monthly increase, whilst transport, post and logistics
also registered a notable gain. The increases in these sectors suggest an
overall upswing in European industrial activity and transport.
Monster Employment Index Europe results for the past 13 months are as follows:
Jun 10 May 10 Apr 10 Mar 10 Feb 10 Jan 10 Dec 09 Nov 09 Oct 09 Sep 09 Aug 09 Jul 09 Jun 09
114 112 108 104 101 93 100 100 99 97 100 101 102
“The slight improvement in June is yet another encouraging sign for current job
seekers. In addition, the annual growth rate increased in June, suggesting that
we are on the path to gradual recovery,” commented Andrea Bertone, head of
Monster Europe. “Whilst both consumer and business confidence remained static
between May and June, we have seen positive trends emerge in sectors such as
manufacturing and transport and are optimistic about the level of opportunities
that are emerging throughout the year.”
The Monster Employment Index Europe is a monthly analysis of millions of online
job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of corporate
career sites and job boards across Europe, including Monster.
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