Jobs online

Jobs Online monthly report - July 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 0.6 per cent in the month of July 2018.

  • Vacancies increased in eight of the ten industry groups. The largest contributors were healthcare and medical (up 1.5 per cent), the education and training (up 1.3 per cent), and IT (up 1.1 per cent) industries.
  • Vacancies increased in six out of eight occupation groups. The largest increases were for machinery operators and drivers (up 1.5 per cent), and labourers (up 0.9 per cent).
  • Vacancies increased in all five skill levels. The largest increases were for skilled and highly skilled occupations up 0.7 and 0.6 per cent respectively.
  • Vacancies increased in nine out of ten regions over the month, with the biggest increases in Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough/West Coast (up 2.0 per cent) and Waikato (up 1.8 per cent).
  • Over the past year, online vacancies increased by 7.1 per cent.


Jobs Online - July 2018 [PDF 378KB]


Jobs Online Figure 1 All Vacancies Index monthly [XLSX 21KB]

Jobs Online Figure 2 Vacancies by Industry monthly [XLSX 38KB]

Jobs Online Figure 3 Vacancies by Occupation monthly [XLSX 38KB]

Jobs Online Figure 4 Vacancies by Skill Level monthly [XLSX 28KB]

Jobs Online Figure 5 Vacancies by 10 Region monthly [XLSX 38KB]

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

Jobs Online Vacancies by Occupation, Canterbury Region monthly [XLSX 34KB]

Jobs Online Vacancies by Industry, Canterbury Region monthly [XLSX 55KB]

Jobs Online Vacancies from May 2007 monthly [XLSX 267KB]

Jobs Online Vacancies seasonally adjusted monthly [XLSX 49KB]


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
Month All Vacancies Index
Monthly Annual
Revised Previously Published* Revised Previously Published*
Percentage change (%)
Jan-18 0.7% 0.5% 6.7% 6.4%
Feb-18 0.7% 0.4% 6.7% 6.1%
Mar-18 0.7% 0.4% 6.8% 5.7%
Apr-18 0.7% 0.3% 7.0% 5.4%

* 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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