Posted on February 6, 2014

Most jobs in France posted on Wednesday

Wednesday is the most popular day for posting jobs in France, according to analysis from Jobfeed, the labour market analysis tool of Textkernel, on 4,9 million French jobs* posted between 1 July and 15 December 2013.

Less jobs posted on Sundays and Mondays
Besides Wednesdays also Thursdays and Fridays are popular days in France to post jobs. This can be seen in the graph below that shows the number of job postings per day. Remarkable is that on Saturdays, in the weekend, there are more jobs posted than on Mondays. On Sundays and Mondays, the least jobs are posted; only 6% and 10% of all jobs.

Percentage job postings per day in France, measured by the crawling date of job postings between 1 July and 15 December 2013
Percentage job postings per day in France, measured by the crawling date of job postings between 1 July and 15 December 2013

Employers post more often on Tuesdays, intermediaries on Saturdays
When looked at the behaviour of direct employers and intermediaries, some differences appear. Direct employers post their jobs most often on Mondays and Tuesdays than intermediaries. This can be seen in the graph below. Employers post 17.8% of their jobs on Tuesdays, 2.7% point more than intermediaries. The agencies post their jobs more in the weekend. On Saturdays almost 15% of all jobs of intermediaries are posted online. That’s 3%point more than employers do.

Percentage job postings per week day in France, measured by spider date of all job postings between 1 July and 15 December 2013, split by postings by direct employers and intermediaries. Source: Jobfeed
Percentage job postings per week day in France, measured by spider date of all job postings between 1 July and 15 December 2013, split by postings by direct employers and intermediaries. Source: Jobfeed

More job postings on Monday in Germany and the Netherlands
Jobfeed also collects and analyses the jobs in the Netherlands and France and is able to make cross-country analyses. These analyses show that in the France, less jobs are posted on Mondays than in Germany and the Netherlands. Saturday is a popular day in France to post jobs, unlike in the other countries. Almost twice as many jobs are posted on this day than in the Netherlands.

Percentage postings of jobs per week day in the Netherlands, Germany and France. Source: Jobfeed
Percentage postings of jobs per week day in the Netherlands, Germany and France. Source: Jobfeed

*Method and source
Numbers come from Jobfeed, the labour market analysis tool of Textkernel, that collects and categorises all online jobs and makes them searchable. For this analysis, 4.9 million jobs posted between 1 July and 15 December 2013 have been analysed based on their spider date. This is the date that the Jobfeed crawlers found the job online (this can differ with the visible date in Jobfeed: the processing date). To be sure that the spider date is indeed the posting date, only the job postings (including duplicates) have been taken into account that have been posted on sites that Jobfeed spiders with a minimum of once a day. This comes down to 99% of the total number of French job postings in Jobfeed in that period.

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