Jobs Online monthly report - May 2018
Jobs Online measures changes in online job advertisements from four internet job boards – SEEK, Trade Me Jobs, Education Gazette and Kiwi Health Jobs. Job vacancies are an important indicator of labour demand and changes in the economy.
The trend series is used as the primary indicator as it reduces the month-to-month volatility. Only basic highlights are published monthly. Every three months a more detailed quarterly report is published.
The All Vacancies Index increased by 0.7 per cent in the month of May 2018.
- Vacancies increased in all ten industry groups. The largest contributors were healthcare and medical (up 1.7 per cent), and the education and training (up 1.3 per cent) industries.
- Vacancies increased in seven out of eight occupation groups. The largest increases were for managers (up 1.1 per cent), and community and personal services (up 1.0 per cent).
- Vacancies increased in all five skill levels. The largest increases were for unskilled and highly skilled (both up 0.8 per cent) occupations.
- Vacancies increased in nine out of ten regions over the month, with the biggest increases in Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough/West Coast (up 1.6 per cent) and Waikato (up 1.5 per cent).
- Over the past year, online vacancies increased by 6.9 per cent.
Jobs Online is adjusted for seasonal variations. This may lead to noticeable revisions of previously published figures towards the end of the data series.
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* Figures published last month.
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