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Monster Employment Index: Europa

Monster Employment Index: Europa

September 2009 Index Highlights:

  • Online recruitment activity continued to slow across Europe in September as offerings dipped three points (three percent).
  • Declines were seen in Italy, France, Netherlands and the UK, while Germany dipped following its August uptick.
  • The annual rate of decline remained unchanged; opportunities were down 37 percent compared to September 2008.

Summary Overview

The Monster Employment Index Europe dipped in September, as offerings fell three points (three percent). Reduced hiring was noted in the public sector, with previously strong areas such as education and healthcare now showing decreasing trends. Compared to year-earlier figures, the Index was down 37 percent, unchanged from August. Whilst online job opportunities continue to decline on a monthly basis, they are falling at a slower rate than seen earlier this year.

About The Monster Employment Index Europe

The Monster Employment Index Europe provides monthly insight into online recruitment trends across the European Union. Launched in June 2005 with data from December 2004, the Index is based on a review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of corporate career sites and job boards, including Monster. The Monster Employment Index’s underlying data is validated for accuracy by Research America, Inc. – an independent, third-party auditing firm – to ensure that measured online job recruitment activity is within a margin of error of +/- 1.05%.

The Index monitors online job opportunities across all European Union member countries.

The monthly reports for Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Europe are available at: http://about-monster.com/employment/index/17.

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