EIZ: Labour Demand in Nov. 2021 about 23% Higher than in Nov. 2019

By 3 December 2021
EIZ: Labour Demand in Nov. 2021 about 23% Higher than in Nov. 2019

ZAGREB, 3 Dec 2021 - The EIZ Online Vacancy Index has shown for the seventh consecutive month that labour demand has exceeded its pre-pandemic level, the Institute of Economics, Zagreb (EIZ) said on Friday. 

The worsened epidemiological situation did not halt activities on the labour market as labour demand exceeded the 2020 and 2019 levels, it said.

"The OVI index for November 2021 shows that labour demand is some 23 percent higher compared to the pre-pandemic November 2019. This is the seventh consecutive month in which labour demand is higher than in pre-pandemic months," EIZ said.

It said that the most sought after occupations in November this year were sales person, warehouse worker, waiter, cook and driver.

"The trend of working from home also continues – the share of advertisements mentioning the option of work from home in November 2021 was around 1.8 percent and these are mostly advertisements for occupations in programming and information technology. Moreover, some 2.7 percent of advertisements were those looking for pensioners, which is in line with an increased demand for pensioners in the past year," EIZ said.

OVI is a monthly index of online job advertisements developed by EIZ in cooperation with the MojPosao job search website. The index aims to provide timely information on current labour demand. 

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