Jobs Online monthly report – April 2014

14 May 2014

Measures changes in job vacancies advertised by businesses on the two main internet job boards – SEEK and Trade Me Jobs.

Changes to Jobs Online reporting

This month's report focuses on the trend series rather than the seasonally adjusted series, which will reduce month to month volatility. The monthly movements in the indices may be different to those reported in previous months.


  • The trend for online job vacancies was down in April. Online vacancies for skilled jobs fell by 1.8 per cent in April, while all vacancies decreased by 1.0 per cent from March 2014.
  • Online advertisements for vacancies decreased in most industry groups. The only increase was in the hospitality and tourism industry (up 1.4 per cent).
  • Vacancies fell in two occupation groups. The biggest month-on-month decrease was for professionals (down 2.2 per cent), while the highest year-on-year increase was for technicians and trades workers (up 25.1 per cent).
  • Over the year, the strongest growing occupations were construction managers, ICT sales professionals and precision metal trades workers, up 57, 136 and 95 percent respectively.
  • Skilled job vacancies fell in two regions – Auckland and Wellington. The only increase was in the Canterbury region (up 0.4 per cent) from the previous month.
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