Vacancy Report

Latest release - February 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 0.2 per cent in trend terms in February 2015. In line with other vacancy measures, the IVI is now 8.2 per cent (or 11,900 vacancies) higher than the level recorded a year ago, and continues to suggest that demand for labour has improved modestly since August 2013. That said, the increase in vacancies is weaker than during the recovery from the Global Financial Crisis, and has been insufficient to prevent the unemployment rate from rising. In addition, the level of vacancies is 150,400 (or 48.9 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 22 April 2015.

Data files

Vacancy Report February 2015 (DOCX) IVI Data - January 2006 onwards (XLSX) IVI Detailed Occupation Data - March 2006 onwards (XLS) IVI Regional Data - May 2010 onwards (XLSX) Map of IVI Regions (PDF) Skilled IVI Data - January 2006 onwards (XLSX)

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