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Vacancy

A job that has not been filled. A job vacancy may occur when an employee quits or is terminated or when a company creates a new position. A large number of job vacancies in an area may indicate that unemployment is about to decline or that workers have sufficient job security to hold out for higher wages or other benefits. Alternatively, vacancies may indicate that the workforce is poorly trained for what needs to be done. See also: Help-Wanted Index.

vacancy

a JOB position offered by an employer that currently remains unfilled. Employers may seek to fill a vacant job position by REDEPLOYMENT of existing staff within their own firms or other organizations or may seek to take on new staff by advertising job positions in local and national newspapers, by using a private RECRUITMENT AGENCY or by accessing the government's network of JOB CENTRES.
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According to the survey's authors, high job vacancy rates occur in one of two ways: When firms expand their payrolls to generate new sales and output or when workers quit jobs due to low wages or poor working conditions.
Their data are used to compile the job vacancy rate for the EU and the euro area.
The job vacancy rate measures job openings as a percentage of total jobs.
The latest unemployment data showed that 46 of the 202 local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland have more than ten dole claimants for every available job vacancy, said the union organisation.
The latest unemployment data showed that 46 of the 202 local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland have more than 10 dole claimants for every available job vacancy, said the union organisation.
Kirklees is equal third with Sheffield on the list of 15 local authority areas in Yorkshire and Humber - behind Hull with a ratio of 17 unemployed people to every job vacancy and North East Lincolnshire on 11.
3 claimants for every job vacancy, said the report, published ahead of new unemployment figures today.
The number of unemployed people chasing every job vacancy has risen to 18, with half of those not confident of finding work in the next two months, according to a new report.
However, the gap between the number of unemployed and the number of advertised vacancies remains at about 11m, with more than four people unemployed for every online advertised job vacancy.
State Employment Agency (NVA) data shows that there are 67 unemployed candidates for each job vacancy, says NVA director Baiba Pasevica to news agency LETA.