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6354.0 - Job Vacancies, Australia, Feb 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/04/2010   
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NOTE! Important changes in this issue. See CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE below.

FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Nov 2009
Feb 2010
Nov 2009 to Feb 2010
'000
'000
% change

Original estimates
Private sector
133.9
152.2
13.7
Public sector
16.9
16.8
-0.6
Private and public sectors
150.8
169.0
12.1


FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • Total job vacancies in February 2010 were 169,000, an increase of 12.1% from November 2009.
  • The number of job vacancies in the private sector was 152,200 in February 2010, an increase of 13.7% from November 2009.
  • The number of job vacancies in the public sector was 16,800 in February 2010, a decrease of 0.6% from November 2009.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
May 2010 1 July 2010
August 2010 30 September 2010



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

FIRST ISSUE


This is the first issue of Job Vacancies, Australia since May 2008 due to the suspension of the Job Vacancies Survey (JVS) in 2008/2009.

Caution should be used when comparing estimates from November 2009 onwards with estimates for May 2008 and previous periods, due to the changes outlined below.


GAP IN SERIES

As a result of JVS being suspended, no original estimates were produced for five quarters between August 2008 and August 2009 inclusive. The ABS cannot produce reliable estimates by collecting this missing data retrospectively. As a consequence, both seasonally adjusted and trend estimates cannot be produced for the five quarters.


STATISTICAL CHANGES IMPLEMENTED IN NOVEMBER 2009

A new sample is being used in the JVS from November 2009, based on ANZSIC 2006 and incorporating improvements to the survey frame. For details see Explanatory Notes paragraphs 10 to 12.


IMPLEMENTATION OF ANZSIC 2006

From November 2009, industry statistics presented are on the basis of Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 edition. Industry data up to May 2008 are only available on an ANZSIC 1993 basis. For further details, see Explanatory Notes paragraphs 20 to 22.


TIME SERIES ESTIMATES

Seasonal adjustments factors for November 2009 onwards are set to be the same as existed prior to the suspension of JVS. Trend estimates are not available due to the suspension of the survey in 2008/2009. For further details, see Explanatory Notes paragraphs 23 to 28.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Zaneta Georgievski on Perth (08) 9360 5249.


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