Science & Technology jobs show the strongest growth in May
- SEEK job ads up 6.7 per cent in May compared to this time last year
- Science and Technology classification experienced the largest sector growth rates driven by Canterbury and Wellington
- Trade and Services remains the driver of national growth
The latest SEEK data has shown there were 6.7 per cent more new job ads on SEEK this May compared to this time last year.
Science and Technology roles showed the strongest growth with a 24 per cent increase compared to 12 months ago.
Also showing growth figures of more than 20 per cent is Education and Training positions (21 per cent y/y).
Trade and services continues to be the highest volume driver of new job ads.
Not all the major cities are reflecting the Science and Technology upward trend. The sector tops the new job ads ladder in Wellington and Canterbury but has shown an 8 per cent drop in Auckland compared to May 2017.
Healthcare and Medical, Insurance and Superannuation & Education and Training show the strongest growth in Auckland.
Figure 1. SEEK new job ads
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