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Job vacancies. By activity sectors

Job vacancies. By activity sectors Catalonia Value
Total Industry Construction Services
Q2/2021 27,917 2,463 947 24,507
Q1/2021 17,833 1,830 516 15,486
Q4/2020 16,217 1,274 130 14,814
Q3/2020 17,371 2,426 328 14,618
Q2/2020 12,476 1,387 23 11,065
Q1/2020 21,830 2,112 230 19,487
Q4/2019 19,992 1,728 272 17,991
Q3/2019 23,251 2,447 791 20,012
Q2/2019 22,827 2,203 335 20,289
Q1/2019 22,617 2,095 706 19,816
Q4/2018 17,936 2,396 488 15,052
Q3/2018 19,666 2,691 657 16,317
Q2/2018 24,022 1,938 1,198 20,886
Q1/2018 25,828 2,324 649 22,856
Q4/2017 18,892 1,535 466 16,891
Q3/2017 17,413 2,091 374 14,949
Q2/2017 19,590 1,614 727 17,249
Q1/2017 17,660 1,408 646 15,606
Q4/2016 15,598 1,599 449 13,550
Q3/2016 14,567 1,188 144 13,236
Q2/2016 13,121 1,422 50 11,650
Q1/2016 13,774 1,855 390 11,530
Q4/2015 10,797 891 41 9,865
Q3/2015 14,226 993 875 12,358
Q2/2015 13,444 1,085 970 11,388
Q1/2015 13,720 1,450 627 11,644
Q4/2014 10,568 1,457 101 9,010
Q3/2014 11,130 1,051 173 9,906
Q2/2014 10,836 1,134 229 9,472
Q1/2014 10,505 894 561 9,051
Q4/2013 10,915 1,377 751 8,786
Q3/2013 15,583 1,538 982 13,064
Units: Number.
Source: Idescat, based on data from the INE's Quarterly Labour Cost Survey.
Note: Between 14 March and 21 June 2020, it is in force the Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, which declares the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by Covid-19.
Job vacancies. By activity sectors Spain Value
Total Industry Construction Services
Q2/2021 119,212 7,033 6,575 105,605
Q1/2021 100,041 7,065 6,807 86,169
Q4/2020 76,007 4,525 5,000 66,482
Q3/2020 86,750 6,931 3,774 76,045
Q2/2020 74,346 4,568 5,011 64,767
Q1/2020 103,005 8,729 1,988 92,287
Q4/2019 101,009 7,785 3,521 89,703
Q3/2019 104,182 7,473 5,564 91,146
Q2/2019 107,531 7,554 4,212 95,765
Q1/2019 98,745 7,462 4,341 86,941
Q4/2018 91,101 6,568 3,757 80,775
Q3/2018 96,887 7,282 8,231 81,374
Q2/2018 98,493 7,879 4,690 85,924
Q1/2018 101,512 7,792 4,564 89,156
Q4/2017 74,737 5,306 1,940 67,491
Q3/2017 82,546 6,589 1,399 74,559
Q2/2017 82,826 6,234 3,218 73,374
Q1/2017 78,356 6,118 3,052 69,186
Q4/2016 67,464 4,747 1,808 60,909
Q3/2016 68,057 5,456 2,249 60,352
Q2/2016 75,852 6,308 1,006 68,538
Q1/2016 69,028 6,117 1,811 61,100
Q4/2015 58,868 4,494 781 53,594
Q3/2015 62,172 3,980 4,381 53,811
Q2/2015 60,103 5,125 3,507 51,471
Q1/2015 58,707 4,682 1,604 52,420
Q4/2014 56,269 4,172 2,432 49,665
Q3/2014 57,660 4,400 3,961 49,299
Q2/2014 55,238 5,149 2,767 47,322
Q1/2014 54,965 4,217 2,806 47,942
Q4/2013 53,909 5,741 1,995 46,172
Q3/2013 72,790 8,427 2,555 61,809
Units: Number.
Source: INE. Quarterly Labour Cost Survey.
Note: Between 14 March and 21 June 2020, it is in force the Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, which declares the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by Covid-19.

Last update: September 16, 2021. Next update: December 17, 2021 Calendari

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Methodological note

The Quarterly Labour Cost Survey (QLCS) is a continuous sample-based statistical operation conducted by the National Statistical Institute (INE). Since the third quarter of 2013, the QLCS includes a new section for the preparation of Vacancy Statistics (VE), which are mandatory, given that it is regulated by Regulation 453/2008 of the European Parliament and Council. Until the fourth quarter of 2012, the VE was produced based on the data provided by the Labour Situation Survey (developed by the Ministry for Labour and Social Security).

Employment offers or vacancies are the positions that have either been created recently, or despite having been created, haven't been filled by anyone, or are about to open up, and the business manager is in the process of taking action to fill them with an external candidate, who is not part of the company.

Employment offers largely represent unsatisfied demand for labour, as well as the potential imbalances between unemployed workers' abilities and availability, and those required by companies.

The population studied in the QLCS is made up of all the contribution accounts included in the Social Security General Regime and the Special Coal Mining Regime, regardless of their size. The QLCS takes into account all workers that paid at least one day worth of Social Security contributions during the reference month and studies the contribution accounts whose activity is carried out within one of the three main economic sectors: industry, construction and services, particularly those included in sections C to K and M to O of the Catalan Classification of Economic Activities from 1993, Revision 1 (CCAE-93 Rev.1). Therefore, agriculture, fishing, Public administration, mandatory defence and Social Security, household services and extraterritorial bodies are excluded from the survey.

Tables that detail the number of jobs vacancies may present data rounding problems, since employment units or positions must be inserted as whole numbers so they can be interpreted correctly once the weighting factors have been applied.