Jobs online

Jobs Online monthly report - January 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 quarter, from April 2018 a detailed report will be published.

The All Vacancies Index increased by 0.4 per cent in the month of January 2018.

  • Vacancies increased in seven out of eight industry groups. The largest contributor was the hospitality and tourism industry (up 1.3 per cent). The biggest fall was for the information technology industry (down 0.2 per cent).
  • Vacancies increased in all eight occupation groups. The largest increases were for sales (up 1.2 per cent) and labourers (up 1.0 per cent).
  • Vacancies increased in all five skill levels. The largest increases were for unskilled (up 1.1 percent) and skilled and semi-skilled (both up 0.7 per cent) occupations.
  • Vacancies increased in nine out of ten regions over the month, with the biggest increases in Bay of Plenty (up 2.0 per cent) and Northland (up 1.6 per cent).
  • Over the past year, online vacancies increased by 6.6 per cent.

Jobs Online - January 2018 [PDF 181KB]

Figure 1 All Vacancies Index [XLSX 22KB]

Figure 2 Vacancies by Industry [XLSX 33KB]

Figure 3 Vacancies by Occupation [XLSX 33KB]

Figure 4 Vacancies by Skill Level [XLSX 28KB]

Figure 5 Vacancies by 10 Region [XLSX 38KB]

Vacancies by Detailed Occupation [XLSX 19KB]

Vacancies by Occupation, Canterbury Region [XLSX 34KB]

Vacancies by Industry, Canterbury Region [XLSX 36KB]

Vacancies from May 2007 [XLSX 376KB]

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 (%)
Sep 17 0.5% 0.5% 9.5% 9.4%
Oct 17 0.3% 0.4% 8.7% 8.6%
Nov 17 0.3% 0.5% 7.9% 7.9%
Dec 17 0.3% 0.7% 7.2% 7.6%

* 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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