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Latest release - October 2017

The Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) increased by 0.5% in October 2017 and has now risen for 12 consecutive months for the first time since March 2011. The Index is now 8.4% above the level recorded a year ago and 26.5% (or 37,000 advertisements) above the October 2013 low point.

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.

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

Data files

Vacancy Report October 2017 (Word) (516.9KB) IVI Data - January 2006 onwards (Excel) (1.9MB) IVI Detailed Occupation Data - March 2006 onwards (Excel) (2.6MB) IVI Skill Level Data - January 2006 onwards (Excel) (237.8KB) IVI Regional Data - May 2010 onwards (Excel) (2.2MB) Map of IVI Regions (PDF) (259.5KB)

Next month's Vacancy Report will be released on Wednesday 20 December 2017.


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.

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

Supporting data

Employment Projections

Where will the jobs be in the future? The Department of 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.