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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

Nov 2005
Aug 2005 to Nov 2005
Nov 2004 to Nov 2005
'000
% change
% change

Trend estimates
Private sector
117.9
-4.2
-4.1
Public sector
15.4
-0.1
2.2
Private and public sectors
133.3
-3.8
-3.5

Job Vacancies, Trend
Graph: Job Vacancies, Trend



NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES
  • Total job vacancies in November 2005 were 133,300, a decrease of 3.8% from August 2005.
  • The number of job vacancies in the private sector was 117,900 in November 2005, a decrease of 4.2% from August 2005.
  • The number of job vacancies in the public sector was 15,400 in November 2005, a decrease of 0.1% from August 2005.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
February 2006 30 March 2006
May 2006 29 June 2006



FORTHCOMING CHANGES

Concurrent seasonal adjustment


From the February 2006 issue of this publication, the ABS will use concurrent seasonal adjustment in the Job Vacancies Survey (JVS), replacing the forward factor adjustment method currently used to produce seasonally adjusted estimates. Concurrent seasonal adjustment uses original data up to and including the current quarter to update seasonal factors each quarter, whereas the forward factors adjustment method only updates seasonal factors annually.


As a result of the quarterly updating of seasonal factors, seasonally adjusted estimates will be revised each quarter under the concurrent adjustment method, compared with annual revisions under the forward factor method. However, the degree of revision will generally be less under the concurrent adjustment method (i.e. initial seasonally adjusted estimates will be closer on average to their final values), as any change in seasonality will be picked up sooner.



SAMPLING ERROR

For information on sampling error, including standard errors for original estimates contained in this publication, see the Technical Note.



INQUIRIES

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TABLES


1. JOB VACANCIES, States and territories

Original
Seasonally
Adjusted
Trend
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Australia
Australia
Australia

VACANCIES ('000)

2004
August
40.5
33.5
27.7
*7.0
12.4
1.4
2.0
3.1
127.6
123.9
129.3
November
45.3
34.1
28.7
7.5
13.1
2.1
2.8
3.5
137.1
137.3
138.1
2005
February
48.2
33.0
35.4
8.8
15.3
2.6
2.3
4.0
149.5
147.4
143.2
May
41.2
31.6
34.9
7.4
14.5
1.9
2.3
4.0
137.8
143.3
143.1
August
39.1
32.8
33.4
8.8
16.9
2.2
2.7
4.4
140.3
137.7
138.5
November
45.4
30.2
24.1
8.7
15.8
2.3
2.1
3.9
132.6
132.5
133.3

CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)

2004
August
-7.3
9.4
10.4
15.0
17.5
-17.3
-18.7
23.0
4.0
-3.4
8.1
November
12.0
1.7
3.7
7.2
5.9
46.4
39.5
12.7
7.4
10.8
6.8
2005
February
6.2
-3.1
23.1
17.4
16.5
26.9
-18.3
13.4
9.1
7.4
3.7
May
-14.5
-4.4
-1.3
-15.6
-4.9
-29.6
3.5
-1.2
-7.8
-2.8
-0.1
August
-5.1
3.9
-4.4
18.4
16.5
20.1
16.4
10.7
1.8
-3.9
-3.2
November
16.1
-8.1
-27.9
-0.1
-6.5
5.1
-22.5
-9.9
-5.5
-3.8
-3.8

CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)

2003
November
4.4
22.1
15.4
-22.6
22.8
-21.5
-28.6
29.8
10.0
9.6
2.0
2004
November
24.6
26.9
18.5
86.1
46.0
29.3
99.2
57.6
29.7
29.2
31.4
2005
November
0.1
-11.5
-16.2
17.2
20.7
12.7
-23.7
11.7
-3.3
-3.5
-3.5

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution

2. JOB VACANCIES, Private sector - States and territories

Original
Seasonally
Adjusted
Trend
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Australia
Australia
Australia

VACANCIES ('000)

2004
August
36.9
30.2
25.1
*6.0
11.4
1.1
1.2
*1.6
113.5
109.9
115.1
November
42.0
30.8
26.2
6.1
11.4
1.7
1.8
1.7
121.6
121.9
123.0
2005
February
44.6
29.3
32.8
8.0
14.0
2.1
1.2
2.1
134.2
132.0
127.8
May
37.8
28.4
32.2
6.7
13.2
*1.1
1.2
2.0
122.7
128.1
127.7
August
35.8
29.3
30.5
7.7
15.7
1.7
1.8
*2.2
124.6
122.1
123.1
November
41.9
26.9
21.2
7.8
14.5
1.9
1.2
*1.9
117.3
117.3
117.9

CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)

2004
August
-7.2
9.1
10.1
11.0
19.8
-15.8
-22.6
6.8
3.6
-4.4
8.2
November
13.7
1.8
4.3
1.5
0.3
57.2
47.3
6.7
7.1
11.0
6.9
2005
February
6.3
-4.6
25.5
31.3
22.8
22.1
-33.1
25.7
10.4
8.2
3.9
May
-15.3
-3.1
-1.9
-16.4
-5.7
-44.7
0.6
-6.1
-8.6
-3.0
-0.1
August
-5.3
2.9
-5.3
15.8
18.3
47.3
49.1
9.9
1.6
-4.7
-3.6
November
17.0
-8.0
-30.6
1.4
-7.4
12.9
-37.2
-11.1
-5.9
-3.9
-4.2

CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)

2003
November
8.9
26.1
17.6
-24.7
29.4
-26.2
-51.9
-10.5
12.7
12.3
4.1
2004
November
28.3
28.5
19.8
80.5
46.8
27.5
214.0
189.7
32.0
31.4
33.7
2005
November
-0.3
-12.5
-19.1
28.9
26.8
12.2
-37.0
15.3
-3.6
-3.8
-4.1

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution

3. JOB VACANCIES, Public sector - States and territories

Original
Seasonally
Adjusted
Trend
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Australia
Australia
Australia

VACANCIES ('000)

2004
August
3.6
3.3
2.6
1.0
1.0
0.3
0.7
1.6
14.1
14.0
14.2
November
3.3
3.3
2.6
1.4
1.7
0.4
0.9
1.9
15.5
15.4
15.1
2005
February
3.5
3.7
2.6
0.8
1.2
0.6
1.0
1.9
15.3
15.4
15.4
May
3.4
3.2
2.7
0.7
1.3
0.7
1.1
2.0
15.1
15.2
15.4
August
3.3
3.5
2.9
1.0
1.3
0.6
0.9
2.2
15.7
15.6
15.4
November
3.5
3.2
2.9
0.9
1.3
0.5
1.0
2.0
15.3
15.2
15.4

CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)

2004
August
-7.8
11.4
12.9
48.3
-3.6
-21.6
-11.2
45.0
6.9
5.2
7.7
November
-5.8
0.2
-1.9
43.0
70.4
13.0
26.3
18.7
9.9
9.8
6.3
2005
February
5.6
11.0
-0.7
-44.4
-26.5
47.5
10.5
2.2
-1.2
-0.5
2.3
May
-3.4
-14.6
6.6
-6.8
4.1
24.2
6.9
4.3
-1.3
-0.7
0.2
August
-3.6
12.0
6.6
42.9
-2.0
-22.8
-20.0
11.4
3.7
2.7
-0.3
November
6.9
-8.6
-0.1
-11.5
5.2
-18.5
8.0
-8.7
-2.3
-2.7
-0.1

CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)

2003
November
-23.9
-2.9
-1.5
-9.4
-7.7
11.4
9.6
54.0
-5.3
-5.6
-11.1
2004
November
-8.5
13.8
7.3
115.3
41.1
37.7
16.2
11.6
14.2
14.0
15.3
2005
November
5.1
-3.0
12.8
-34.5
-21.2
15.1
2.1
8.5
-1.2
-1.3
2.2

4. JOB VACANCIES, Industry: Original

2004
2005
August
November
February
May
August
November
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

Mining
1.6
2.6
2.8
2.7
4.1
3.7
Manufacturing
14.9
13.5
11.5
14.0
15.6
13.1
Electricity, gas and water supply
0.6
0.7
0.7
1.0
0.9
1.0
Construction
10.0
*7.3
9.7
*9.7
6.4
5.7
Wholesale trade
8.5
9.1
9.9
*6.6
*6.3
*5.0
Retail trade
18.9
21.2
24.3
21.1
25.9
22.6
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
*4.5
8.8
8.6
6.3
*7.4
10.8
Transport and storage
*3.3
3.9
4.5
*4.5
3.9
2.7
Communication services
0.7
0.7
*1.1
0.6
0.4
0.4
Finance and insurance
5.5
5.9
6.1
7.4
*8.0
*8.2
Property and business services
30.6
31.2
35.4
31.9
28.5
29.3
Government administration and defence
5.2
6.8
7.1
6.3
7.6
7.9
Education
4.7
4.5
5.4
4.1
3.9
2.9
Health and community services
11.4
14.0
12.0
14.0
12.7
10.2
Cultural and recreational services
*2.1
2.5
*3.6
3.7
3.0
3.5
Personal and other services
*5.2
*4.6
*6.9
*4.0
*5.6
*5.6
All industries
127.6
137.1
149.5
137.8
140.3
132.6

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution


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