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Latest release - December 2019

The Internet Vacancy Index (IVI)  increased by 0.6% (or 980 job advertisements) in December 2019. The IVI is 7.9% (or 14,500 job advertisements) below the level recorded a year ago. However, it remains 9.6% (or 14,800 job advertisements) higher than the level recorded five years ago (December 2014).

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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 December 2019 (PDF) (964.6KB) Vacancy Report Factsheet December 2019 (PDF) (288.8KB) 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) (307.5KB) 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 19 February 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.