Likely Areas of Growth in Employment Opportunities
- Purpose of Report
- Unemployment beneficiaries
3.1 Unemployment-related benefit counts
3.2 New unemployment beneficiaries
3.3 Job seeker information
- Current labour market situation and short-term outlook
4.1 Labour market overview
4.2 Labour market outlook
4.3 Jobs Online vacancies
4.3.1 Advertised vacancies by sector
4.3.2 Advertised vacancies by occupation
4.3.3 Advertised vacancies by region
4.4 Vacancies listed at Work and Income
4.5 Short-term outlook by selected industries in 2011-2012
- Employment forecasts for 2010-15
5.1 The forecasts in context
5.2 Employment forecasts by industry
5.3 Employment forecasts by occupation
5.4 Opportunities for lower-skilled workers
- Emerging job opportunities and challenges
Appendix 1: Ministry of Social Development Benefit data
Appendix 2: Employment forecast methodology
Appendix 3: Adjusting the Forecasts for the Canterbury Earthquakes
The series Likely Areas of Growth in Employment Opportunities provides analysis about the industries and occupations that are likely to provide employment opportunities for lower skilled workers, and helps influence social development and education services.
Each report anticipates the coming 12 months, and provides a mixture of quantitative and qualitative labour market information at a national level.
Analysis of unemployment beneficiaries as well as detailed assessments of the current and future shape of the labour market is provided. Reports focus on employment prospects in industries that were particularly affected by the recession. These include agriculture, manufacturing, construction, retail, and service-based industries. These industries are also significant due to their size and/or because they have a disproportionate share of lower-skilled workers, many of whom are youth.
Each report also includes a special topic, which is the focus of more detailed analysis, such as the Department’s employment growth forecasts.