After seeing 11% growth year-on-year in February 2018, the MEI fell 11% in March in comparison to a year ago
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Highlights
1. The Malaysian economy remained resilient in the fourth quarter of 2017, driven predominantly by private sector demand . 2. The strong outlook for the last quarter correlates with the steady growth in Malaysia's job market and marks continued business confidence especially in the tech, logistics and oil & gas sector. 3. As indicated by the Monster Employment Index, the region displays an upward trend in the online hiring activity.
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Launched in April 2011 with data collected since October 2010, the Monster Employment Index is a broad and comprehensive monthly analysis of online job demand in the Malaysia conducted by Monster.com. Based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of online career outlets, including Monster Malaysia, the Monster Employment Index presents a snapshot of employer online recruitment activity nationwide. The Monster Employment Index’s underlying data is validated for accuracy by Research America, Inc.- an independent, third-party auditing firm - to ensure that measured online job recruitment activity is within a margin of error of +/- 1.05%. Monster has taken due care in compiling and processing the data available from various sources for Monster Employment Index, but does not guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of any information and is not responsible for any errors or omissions or action / decision taken or for the results obtained from the use of such information.

MEI Quarter - 1 Index Highlights:

  • The Malaysian economy remained resilient in the fourth quarter of 2017, driven predominantly by private sector demand
  • The strong outlook for the last quarter correlates with the steady growth in Malaysia's job market and marks continued business confidence especially in the tech, logistics and oil & gas sector
  • As indicated by the Monster Employment Index, the region displays an upward trend in the online hiring activity
Aug 17
65
Sep 17
65
Oct 17
66
Jan 18
60
Feb 18
60
Mar 18
58