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Latest release - September 2021 (Preliminary)

In seasonally adjusted terms, job advertisements increased 4.9% (or 10,700 job advertisements) in September 2021 to stand at 229,000. The increase in job advertisements recorded by the Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) during September follows three consecutive months of declining recruitment activity nationally.

The level of recruitment activity nationally remains significantly elevated compared to pre-COVID-19 levels, up by 36.2% (or 60,800 job advertisements).

Vacancy Report (Preliminary) – September 2021 (144.5KB) Preliminary IVI Data – January 2006 onwards (256.7KB)

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The detailed September 2021 IVI data and Vacancy Report will be released on Wednesday 20 October

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.

This release provides a preliminary set of headline IVI data for September 2021. The full suite of detailed occupational and regional IVI data will be published on this page on Wednesday 20 October.

Users should note that the preliminary IVI results cannot be used in conjunction with the latest detailed IVI release. Seasonally adjusted and trend estimates are revised between monthly IVI series releases and so counts will likely differ between the below detailed IVI release and the above preliminary results.

Detailed IVI – August 2021

Vacancy Report data files – August 2021

Vacancy Report - August 2021 (10.9MB) IVI Factsheet – August 2021 (567.2KB) IVI Data - January 2006 onwards (Excel) (2.8MB) IVI Detailed Occupation Data - March 2006 onwards (Excel) (4.1MB) IVI Skill Level Data - January 2006 onwards (Excel) (331.4KB) IVI Regional Data - May 2010 onwards (Excel) (3.4MB) 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.

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.