Jobs Online

Jobs Online is a regular data series that measures changes in online job advertisements from four internet job boards — Seek, Trade Me Jobs, Education Gazette and Kiwi Health Jobs.

About Jobs Online

Job vacancies are an important indicator of labour demand and changes in the economy.

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 Jobs Online trend series is used as the primary indicator as it reduces the month-to-month volatility. We only publish basic highlights each month and a more detailed report every three months.

The relationship between job advertisements and labour demand is complex, particularly when disaggregated at an industry, occupation and regional level.

For example, an increase in job advertisements by a particular industry may indicate:

  • the industry is expanding and looking for new workers, or
  • the industry has a high rate of churn (workers are moving between businesses, but overall employment is not necessarily increasing).

Likewise, declining job advertising can signal:

  • reduced headcount in an industry, or
  • the industry is using alternatives to advertising in their hiring process (such as word-of-mouth or social networks).

With these caveats in mind, data from Jobs Online tracks well with other labour market indicators, such as the unemployment rate.

Jobs Online monthly data release

From 20 June 2019 the report is only available in pdf format and the data is only available in excel worksheets.

Jobs Online - May 2019 [PDF, 390 KB]

Data files

Jobs Online Figure 1 All Vacancies Index monthly [XLSX, 22 KB]

Jobs Online Figure 2 Vacancies by Industry monthly [XLSX, 40 KB]

Jobs Online Figure 3 Vacancies by Occupation monthly [XLSX, 35 KB]

Jobs Online Figure 4 Vacancies by Skill Level monthly [XLSX, 30 KB]

Jobs Online Figure 5 Vacancies by 10 Region monthly [XLSX, 41 KB]

Jobs Online Vacancies by Detailed Occupation monthly [XLSX, 19 KB]

Jobs Online Vacancies by Occupation, Canterbury Region monthly [XLSX, 36 KB]

Jobs Online Vacancies by Industry, Canterbury Region monthly [XLSX, 39 KB]

Alternative time series

Jobs Online Vacancies from May 2007 monthly [XLSX, 282 KB]

Jobs Online Vacancies seasonally adjusted monthly [XLSX, 55 KB]

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Last updated: 20 March 2019