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Jobs Online monthly report – September 2014

15 Oct 2014

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).
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