Vacancy Report

Latest release - January 2015

Headline results

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

Graphic representation of the Interenet Vacancy Index in seasonally adjusted and trend terms.

Commentary

The Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) rose by 0.7 per cent in trend terms in January 2015. In line with other vacancy measures, the IVI is now 9.3 per cent (or 13,400 vacancies) higher than the level recorded a year ago. That said, the increase in vacancies is weaker than during the recovery from the GFC, and has been insufficient to prevent the unemployment rate from rising. In addition, the level of vacancies is 150,100 (or 48.8 per cent) below the March 2008 peak, indicating that demand for labour remains subdued.

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

Next month's Vacancy Report will be released on Wednesday 25 March 2015.

Data files

Vacancy Report January 2015 (DOCX 321KB) IVI Data (XLS 1.5MB) IVI Four Digit Data (XLS 3.1MB) IVI Regional Data (XLS 1.6MB) Map of IVI Regions (PDF 326KB) Skilled IVI Data (XLS 97KB)

Background

The Vacancy Report contains the Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) which is based on a count of online vacancies newly lodged on SEEK, CareerOne and Australian JobSearch. The IVI is the only source of detailed data on online vacancies, including for around 350 occupations (at all skill levels), as well as for all states/territories and 38 regions.

In response to the growing popularity of the Internet Vacancy Index, the Department of Employment releases the monthly Vacancy Report and associated data files by email to frequent users. If you would like to be added to the mailing list please send an email to lmip@employment.gov.au