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Last updated 12:25 15/03/2013

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Job listings have continued to rise this year with the number of ads now up 5.7 per cent on a year ago, according to jobs site Seek.

Listings rose in all regions last month, except for Wellington which remained relatively flat. Canterbury had the largest leap in jobs year-on-year, up 12.6 per cent, while listings in Auckland rose 4.6 per cent.

Seek general manager Janet Faulding said the number of candidates for jobs appeared to be roughly keeping pace with listings. Its Seek Employment Index – which measures the ratio of new jobs ads on the site to the number of applications received for them – increased just 0.3 per cent.

"A relatively flat [index] is good news for Kiwis as it means the market is reasonably even-keeled," Faulding said.

In Canterbury the index showed an increase of 11.6 per cent last month, indicating job ads in the region were outstripping applications.

"Canterbury continues to be a rich source of opportunity. Anyone particularly keen to find work in the trades, engineering or IT industries should be considering roles advertised in Canterbury."

The fastest-growing jobs in the country by listings last month were: Workplace trainers (up 110 per cent), engineer draftspeople (up 91 per cent), healthcare and medical salespeople (up 88 per cent), horticulture roles (up 80 per cent) and litigators (up 78 per cent).

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- BusinessDay.co.nz

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