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Latest release - December 2021 (Detailed)

In seasonally adjusted terms, job advertisements declined by 2.5% (or 6,200 job ads) in December 2021 to stand at 245,600. This represents the first decline in recruitment activity following the recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 Delta outbreak observed over the previous three months.

Despite the fall in December, recruitment activity remains near its highest level since October 2008 (when 251,000 job ads were recorded by the Internet Vacancy Index).

Vacancy Report – December 2021 (1.1MB) IVI Factsheet - December 2021 (568.0KB)

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The preliminary January 2022 IVI results will be released on Wednesday 9 February 2022.

Headline results

Table showing total job advertisements for both the trend and seasonally adjusted data series as well as change in these series over a one month and one year period.

A time series line chart displaying the trend and seasonally adjusted IVI series since inception and over the past six months.

A table showing current IVI counts (in seasonally adjusted terms) and monthly and annual change, by state.

Detailed IVI – December 2021

Vacancy Report data files – December 2021

Vacancy Report - December 2021 (1.1MB) IVI Factsheet – December 2021 (568.0KB) IVI Data - January 2006 onwards (Excel) (2.9MB) IVI Detailed Occupation Data - March 2006 onwards (Excel) (4.2MB) IVI Skill Level Data - January 2006 onwards (Excel) (331.9KB) IVI Regional Data - May 2010 onwards (Excel) (3.5MB) Map of IVI Regions (PDF) (312.3KB)

Recent opportunities in the labour market

A data visualisation is available on the National Skills Commission's  Labour Market Information Portal - Tableau Public Channel showing the 10 detailed occupations with the most job advertisements for each state/territory, on the job boards monitored by the National Skills Commission.

Please note that from January 2022 onwards, this visualisation will be discontinued.

Explore regional IVI data by occupation

The Regional Australia Institute have developed an interactive map allowing users to explore occupational IVI data by region.

RAI interactive map


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.

Supporting data

Employment Projections

Where will the jobs be in the future? The National Skills Commission 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 National Skills Commission surveys businesses to monitor recruitment conditions across Australia and provide insights into what employers are looking for.

Workforce Shortages

The National Skills Commission carries out research to identify workforce shortages at the state, territory and/or national level for around 80 occupations.