Israel's unemployed are finding it more difficult to find a job: The number of job openings in Israel
fell to 65,300 in the third quarter of 2012 compared to 67,700 in the second quarter of the year.
However, in some professions the number of available positions and the ratio between job hunters and the supply has improved.
According to figures published by the Central Bureau of Statistics, the third quarter of 2012 saw a drop in job openings in freelance and technical professions to some 7,000 compared to 7,200 vacancies in the second quarter.
On the other hand, the number of job openings in academic professions rose to 7,900 compared to 7,400 in the second quarter of 2012. The demand for engineers and architects made up some 49% of available positions among academic professions.
The number of job openings among managers increased to 1,300 compared to 1,200 in the previous quarter. The number of job openings among agents, salespeople and service providers fell to 17,800 compared to 20,800 in the second quarter.
The number of vacancies among professional workers in the manufacturing, construction and other industries fell to 16,500 compared to 16,600 in the second quarter.
The number of job openings among unprofessional workers remained nearly unchanged compared to the previous quarter at some 6,800. The demand for cleaning, kitchen and laundry workers made up about 41% of the demand for unprofessional workers.