Monster Employment Index Europe Declines 2% Year-Over-Year

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Monster Employment Index Europe Declines 2% Year-Over-Year

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYS: MWW) :

September 2012 Index Highlights:

  • Year-over-year the Monster Employment Index Europe exhibits a slightly steeper rate of reduction in online recruitment in September compared to August, with demand down two percent
  • Germany continues to decelerate but remains in the positive growth territory of three percent in September and is closely followed by Belgium (up two percent) and the UK (up one percent)
  • All other regions monitored by the Index report decline with France and Netherlands recording double-digit reduction in annual growth
  • Environment, architecture and urbanism (up 22 percent) notes the greatest annual growth for the fifth consecutive month and significantly outperforms all other industries while Construction (down six percent) sees the greatest decline
  • Elementary occupations (down 15 percent) exhibits significant reductions for the fourth consecutive month and places bottom of the Index

TheMonster Employment IndexEurope is a monthly gauge of online job posting activity based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large representative selection of career web sites and online job listings across Europe. The Index does not reflect the trend of any one advertiser or source, but is an aggregate measure of the change in job listings across the industry.

"As the ongoing crisis of the Eurozone continues to undermine business confidence, the impact to employer recruitment activity remains clear as the Index registers an overall decline in annual online recruitment for the second consecutive month," commented Alan Townsend, Senior Vice President of Sales Readiness and Business Operations for Monster Europe. "Following the latest OECD economic assessment showing key Eurozone countries entering recession, we would expect online hiring to remain tempered. Despite this, it is encouraging to see critical categories for future economic growth like Engineering and IT growing year-over-year."

Monster Employment Index Europe results for the past 18 months are as follows:

Apr
11

  

May
11

  

Jun
11

  

Jul
11

  

Aug
11

  

Sep
11

  

Oct
11

  

Nov
11

  

Dec
11

  

Jan
12

  

Feb
12

  

Mar
12

  

Apr
12

  

May
12

  

Jun
12

  

Jul
12

  

Aug
12

  

Sep
12

  

Y-O-Y
GROWTH

136  135  140  139  139  138  139  139  136  127  138  142  144  143  142  142  138  135  -2%

Industry Year-over-year Trends: Seven of the 24 industry sectors monitored by the Index in September exhibited positive annual growth trends.

  • Environment, architecture and urbanism (up 22 percent) significantly outperformed all other sectors and placed top of the Index by measure of annual growth for the fifth consecutive month; growth was particularly strong across Belgium and France
  • Education, training, library (up ten percent) continued to see growth in September, albeit at a slightly moderated rate compared to August's 11 percent
  • Online recruitment opportunities across Agriculture, fishing, forestry (down five percent) continued to decline compared to year-ago levels and saw the sharpest reduction since November 2009
  • Production, manufacturing, maintenance, repair (down five percent) demonstrated reduced annual demand in September for the second consecutive month; of the larger European markets, Sweden and the UK charted the steepest declines
  • Construction and extraction (down six percent) saw the greatest reductions in online recruitment of all industries year-over-year
Top Growth Industries   Lowest Growth Industries
                    
Industry  

Sept
11

  

Sept
12

  

%
Y-O-Y
Growth

Industry  

Sept
11

  

Sept
12

  

%
Y-O-Y
Growth

Environment, architecture and urbanism  101  123  22%Administrative, organisation  110  105  -5%
Education, training and library  191  210  10%Transport, post and logistics  195  185  -5%
Real estate  118  126  7%Production, manufacturing, maintenance, repair  271  257  -5%
IT  99  101  2%Agriculture, fishing, forestry  130  123  -5%
Engineering  168  171  2%Construction and extraction  142  133  -6%

Occupation Year-over-year Trends: Two of the nine occupational groups monitored by the Index in September exhibited positive growth trends.

  • Despite charting its mildest increase of the year, Technicians and associate professionals (up two percent) led all regions by measure of annual growth
  • Skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers (down nine percent) continued to register decline for the fourth consecutive month, exhibiting its lowest level since February 2009
  • Managers (down one percent) noted an uptick in hiring levels in September and was close to matching levels recorded a year ago, following previous months of significant decline
  • Opportunities across Elementary occupations (down 15 percent) saw significant reductions year-over-year and remained bottom of the Index for the second consecutive month
Top Growth Occupations   Lowest Growth Occupations
                    
Occupation  

Sept
11

  

Sept
12

  

%
Y-O-Y
Growth

Occupation  

Sept
11

  

Sept
12

  

%
Y-O-Y
Growth

Technicians and associate professionals  124  127  2%Service and sales workers  303  290  -4%
Plant and machine operators, and assemblers  122  123  1%Skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers  203  185  -9%
Professionals  134  134  0%Elementary occupations  203  172  -15%

The full monthly Monster Employment Index reports for Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom will be made available on Tuesday, 9 October at 06:00 CET at: about-monster.com/employment/index/17.

Data for the month of October 2012 will be released on November 2nd, 2012.

By Region

                            
Region  

Sep
11

  

Oct
11

  

Nov
11

  

Dec
11

  

Jan
12

  

Feb
12

  

Mar
12

  

Apr
12

  

May
12

  

Jun
12

  

Jul
12

  

Aug
12

  

Sep
12

  

Y-O-Y
GROWTH

Belgium  102  107  102  101  98  107  106  108  111  110  109  102  104  2%
France  132  139  136  132  123  130  134  139  130  129  133  121  117  -11%
Germany  175  171  175  177  173  178  185  190  188  182  188  184  180  3%
Italy  132  143  146  141  128  137  143  148  139  145  146  136  126  -5%
Netherlands  88  89  86  86  81  81  76  78  77  78  79  77  74  -16%
Sweden  149  148  150  158  143  154  165  166  154  155  149  141  143  -4%
United Kingdom  135  140  140  141  129  145  148  140  140  141  136  140  137  1%

By Industry

                            
Industry  

Sep
11

  

Oct
11

  

Nov
11

  

Dec
11

  

Jan
12

  

Feb
12

  

Mar
12

  

Apr
12

  

May
12

  

Jun
12

  

Jul
12

  

Aug
12

  

Sep
12

  

Y-O-Y
GROWTH

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