Vacancy Report

The Vacancy Report contains the Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) which is based on a count of online vacancies newly lodged on SEEK, My Career, 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.

Latest headline results:

The Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) increased by 1.6% in trend terms in June 2014. Following an upward revision to May 2014 estimates, vacancies have now risen for 10 consecutive months since the all-time low in August 2013 to stand at their highest level since December 2012. The level of vacancies is now 17,400 (or 10.6 per cent) higher than in June 2013. That said, the level of vacancies remains 224,300 (or 55.1%) below the March 2008 peak, indicating that despite recent improvements, demand for labour remains relatively subdued.

Vacancy Report June 2014 (DOC 351KB) IVI Data (XLS 1.4MB) IVI Four Digit Data (XLS 2.8MB) IVI Regional Data (XLS 1.4MB) Map of IVI Regions (PDF 496KB) Skilled IVI Data (XLS 95KB)

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

Next month's Vacancy Report will be released on Wednesday 20 August 2014.