A total of 13,700 people got a job in this sector.
Of the 2.84m persons employed by selected industries in September, the construction industry recorded a significant increase in employment after engaging 13,700 persons, followed by financing and insurance at 4,200 persons, according to employment and vacancies statistics released by the Census and Statistics Department.
The human health services industry engaged a total of 4,000 persons, education at 2,700 persons, and residential care and social work services at 900 persons.
On the other hand, employment decreased mainly in the industries of manufacturing after losing 3,300 persons, import and export trade (-2,500 persons), and wholesale (-200 persons).
In terms of vacancies, the private sector registered a total of 71,150 vacancies.
Analysed by major occupation, private sector vacancies were observed mainly in the categories of service and sales workers (21,780 vacancies), associate professionals (13,960 vacancies), elementary occupations (13,850 vacancies), and clerical support workers (7,470 vacancies).
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