Jobs Online measures changes in job vacancies advertised by businesses on the two main internet job boards – SEEK and Trade Me Jobs. The trend series is used as the lead indicator as it reduces the month-to-month volatility.
Online job vacancies grew in September. Online vacancies for skilled jobs grew by 0.6 per cent in September, while all vacancies increased by 1.2 per cent.
Skilled vacancies increased in most industry groups. The largest increases were in the information technology, and construction and engineering industries (up 1.7 and 1.6 per cent respectively).
Skilled vacancies grew in all occupation groups. The biggest month-on-month increases were for professionals (up 0.9 per cent) and technicians and trades workers (up 0.6 per cent).
Skilled vacancies increased in all regions, over the last year. The biggest annual increases were in Otago/Southland (up 23.8 per cent), Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough/West Coast (up 21.4 per cent), and Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay (up 13.0 per cent).