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INFOGRAPHIC: Here's where you're most likely to find a job

Nov 20 2018 07:12
Allison Jeftha, Fin24

With the unemployment rate standing at 27.5% and in an increasingly competitive environment for jobs, online labour analysis by CareerJunction has revealed a further blow - recruitment is set to slow down steadily.

There were, however, sectors that showed an increase in demand for key skills.

CareerJunction, in its report on key findings from the third quarter, indicates that the September index settled below the 100-mark at 97 index points, which means that there were less job opportunities for potential job seekers and increased competition for jobs.

The index also indicated that overall demand has weakened by 6%, while job search activity cooled by 2%.

A year-on-year comparison of job volumes across various sectors revealed decreases in labour demand of more than 20% within the sales, medical & health and marketing sectors.

There was better news in the ICT, architecture & engineering, building & construction and manufacturing sectors, however, which showed an increasing demand over the last quarter.

Jobs trending for the month of September included roles in architecture, business analysis and sales.

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