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Latest release - February 2020

The Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) fell slightly by 0.2% (or 250 job advertisements) in February 2020. The IVI is 9.0% (or 16,100 job advertisements) below the level recorded a year ago. However, it remains 4.4% (or 6,900 job advertisements) higher than the level recorded in February 2015.

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have an effect on recruitment activity, however, the impacts are not evident in the latest IVI results (covering the reference period up to and including February 2020).

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Headline results

A table showing the headline results from the latest vacancy report.

Graphic representation of the Interenet Vacancy Index in trend terms.

A table showing current level of trend vacancies and monthly and annual change, by state.

Vacancy Report data files

Vacancy Report February 2020 (PDF) (979.7KB) Vacancy Report Factsheet February 2020 (PDF) (306.1KB) IVI Data - January 2006 onwards (Excel) (2.5MB) IVI Detailed Occupation Data - March 2006 onwards (Excel) (3.7MB) IVI Skill Level Data - January 2006 onwards (Excel) (311.0KB) IVI Regional Data - May 2010 onwards (Excel) (3.0MB) Map of IVI Regions (PDF) (395.5KB)

Next month's Vacancy Report will be released on Wednesday 22 April 2020.

Explore regional IVI data by occupation

The Regional Australia Institute have developed an interactive map allowing users to explore occupational IVI data by region.

RAI interactive map


The IVI is the only publicly available source of detailed data on online vacancies, including for around 350 occupations (at all skill levels), as well as for all states/territories and 37 regions. The IVI is based on a count of online job advertisements newly lodged on SEEK, CareerOne and Australian JobSearch during the month. As such, the IVI does not reflect the total number of job advertisements in the labour market as it does not include jobs advertised through other online job boards, employer websites, word of mouth, in newspapers, and advertisements in shop windows. The IVI also does not take account of multiple positions being advertised in a single job advertisement.

Supporting data

Employment Projections

Where will the jobs be in the future? The Department of Education, Skills and Employment projects employment growth over the next five years by region, industry, and occupation.

Vacancy Report

Online job advertising levels and trends by region, occupation and skill level are detailed in the monthly vacancy report.

Employers’ Recruitment Insights

The Survey of Employers' Recruitment Experiences is used to monitor recruitment conditions and to provide up-to-date information on regional labour market challenges.

Workforce Shortages

The Department carries out research to identify workforce shortages at the state, territory and/or national level for around 80 occupations.