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State of the German online job market – Q3 2014
12 October 2014 • Categories: Jobfeed, Labour market analysis, Textkernel
Today Jobfeed publishes its Q3 – 2014 index on the German online job market. This index is based on the analysis of more than 2.8 million job postings (more than 1.1 million unique jobs after deduplication) published in the third quarter of 2014 in Germany and collected by Jobfeed. Jobfeed is Textkernel’s Big Data tool for jobs that collects and categorises all online jobs in Germany into a searchable database.
The main findings of this study for the third quarter of 2014 are:
- Employment in the manufacturing sector continues to shrink
- Baden-Württemberg replaces Bavaria as region hiring the most
- Administration and Customer Service becomes Germany’s top profession class
The share of manufacturing jobs continues to shrink
The manufacturing sector remains the main employer in Germany despite a steep decrease (-2.9% ) of its share compared to the last quarter (see Jobfeed Index Q2).
Market share of jobs in the manufacturing sector between April 2013 and September 2014. Source: Jobfeed
This trend reflects the largest plunge in manufacturing orders Germany has ever experienced since 2009*. Other sector of the German economy remain somewhat stable with variations comprised between -1% and +1%.
Percentage of jobs by industry in Germany over the third quarter of 2014 compared to 2013 Source: Jobfeed Industry Q3 2014
Bavaria loses the lead as largest employment area
With a 2.1% increase compared to Q3 2013, Baden-Württemberg becomes the largest employment area in Germany representing 20.2% of all jobs published online. It has overtaken Bavaria that lost 3,3% market share compared to last year. Continuing its plunge with a 2.1% decrease from last quarter, it has relegated to second place. North Rhine-Westphalia consolidates its third position by an increase of 1.6% in share of the online job market compared to 2013.
Percentage of jobs by state in Germany over the third quarter of 2014, compared to 2013 Source: Jobfeed States Q3 2014
“Administration and Customer Service” becomes top German profession class
With an increase of 1.8% over a year and 0.4 % compared to the last quarter, “Administration and Customer Service ” has become the main profession class in Germany in Q3. IT, that also increased in market market share, steps back to the second place. Online jobs within the Healthcare and Education and Training professions have decreased 1.1% and 1.4% respectively. The Management, Policy and Government profession class registered the second biggest increase up 0.7% compared to last year.
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. Each quarter, Jobfeed will provide the latest statistics on the online job market. For this analysis 2.8 million German job ads, posted between 1 July and 30 September 2014 have been analysed, categorised and deduplicated. Over 1.1 million unique jobs, excluding internships, remained and are the source on which these analyses have been performed
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*Source: Reuters – German industry orders plunge by largest amount since 2009