Jobs online

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 - May 2018 [PDF 392KB]


Figure 1 All Vacancies Index [XLSX 22KB]

Figure 2 Vacancies by Industry [XLSX 36KB]

Figure 3 Vacancies by Occupation [XLSX 34KB]

Figure 4 Vacancies by Skill Level [XLSX 28KB]

Figure 5 Vacancies by 10 Region [XLSX 38KB]

Vacancies by Detailed Occupation [XLSX 20KB]

Vacancies by Occupation, Canterbury Region [XLSX 34KB]

Vacancies by Industry, Canterbury Region [XLSX 38KB]

Vacancies from May 2007 [XLSX 262KB]

Vacancies seasonally adjusted [XLSX 46KB]



Jobs Online is adjusted for seasonal variations. This may lead to noticeable revisions of previously published figures towards the end of the data series.

Table 1: Revisions summary – All Vacancies Index – trend
All Vacancies Index
Previously Published*
Previously Published*
Percentage change (%)
Jan 18 0.5% 0.6% 6.9% 6.9%
Feb 18 0.7% 0.9% 6.8% 7.0%
Mar 18 0.8% 1.1% 6.9% 7.4%
Apr 18 0.8% 1.1% 6.9% 7.9%

* Figures published last month.

For further information

For more information on Jobs Online, see the Background and Methodology report [PDF 905KB].

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