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Measures changes in New Zealand job vacancies advertised by businesses on three internet job boards – SEEK, Trade Me Jobs and the Education Gazette. The trend series is used as the primary indicator as it reduces the month-to-month volatility.


  • Online job vacancies decrease in May. Online vacancies for skilled and all vacancies both decreased in May by 0.7 per cent and 0.9 per cent respectively.
  • Skilled vacancies fell in four out of eight industry groups. The largest decrease was in the construction and engineering industry (down 2.2 per cent), while the largest increase was in the IT industry (up 1.3 per cent).
  • Skilled vacancies decreased in all the occupation groups. Skilled vacancies fell for the technicians and trades (down 1.4 per cent), professionals (down 0.4 per cent) and managers (0.2 per cent) occupation groups.
  • Skilled vacancies rose in five out of ten regions over the past month. The largest increase was in Waikato (up 0.7 per cent). The largest decrease was in the Bay of Plenty (down 0.7 per cent) region.
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