Vacancy Report

Latest release - December 2014

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) declined by 1.0 per cent in trend terms in December 2014, driven primarily by a fall of 2.9 per cent in Western Australia. The IVI has now fallen for three consecutive months, after recording modest vacancy growth over much of 2014. However, additional months of data will be required to determine whether the recent decline in vacancies is indicative of a sustained turning point in the series. Despite falling over the month, the IVI remains 9200 (or 6.4 per cent) higher than the level recorded a year ago, in line with other vacancy measures. That said, the overall weakness in the level of vacancies continues to indicate that demand for labour remains relatively subdued, with the IVI 155,000 (or 50.4 per cent) below the March 2008 peak.

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 February 2015.

Data files

Vacancy Report December 2014 (DOCX 314KB) 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