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Job Vacancies


Job vacancies statistics provide an important indicator of unfilled labour demand in the economy, and can be used as an indicator of longer-term employment growth. The ABS produces estimates of job vacancies from the Job Vacancies Survey.

Job Vacancies Survey (quarterly)
The ABS produces estimates of job vacancies from the Job Vacancies Survey.
Summary results are published in Job Vacancies, Australia (cat. no. 6354.0), which contains estimates of number of job vacancies with state and territory and industry dissections.


Do job vacancies provide a leading indicator of employment growth?Australian Labour Market Statistics
April 2003


Concepts, Sources and Methods
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001) describes the concepts and definitions underpinning Australian labour statistics, the data sources and the methods used in the collection and compilation of these statistics. For further information on job vacancies see Chapter 11 Job Vacancies and Chapter 27 Job Vacancies Survey.

Information Papers
Information Paper: Reinstatement of Job Vacancies Survey, Nov 2009 (cat. no. 6354.0.55.001) describes changes to Job Vacancies statistics, as a result of the Job Vacancies Survey being suspended during 2008-09 and reinstated for the November 2009 survey.

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