Employment - Seasonally adjusted volume of jobs advertised online by industry 2010 Q4–2020 Q4

Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment


Skilled occupation: ANZSCO has five skill levels underlying its occupational structure. An occupation is a skilled occupation if it has an ANZSCO skill level of 3 (a skill level commensurate with an NCEA level 4 qualification) or above.
Industry: The industry groupings are derived by synthesising the common characteristics of the different job boards. These are self-selected by advertisers from a drop-down menu.

Data calculation/treatment

Seasonal adjustment aims to eliminate the impact of regular seasonal events on the time series. In the case of the labour market, there are cyclical events that occur at around the same time each year that affect labour supply and demand. For example, in summer time there is a large pool of student labour that is both available for, and actively seeking, work. There is also an increased demand for labour in the retail sector and in many primary production industries.

The number of jobs is normalised to an index called All Vacancies Index. This was set at 100 for the December 2010 period.

Changes to data collection/processing

As of December 2019 this dataset changed from monthly to quarterly.

Data provided by

Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment

Dataset name

Jobs Online: Seasonally adjusted data December 2020



How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Jobs Online Seasonally adjusted data - December 2020 quarter'.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Jobs Online: Seasonally adjusted data December 2020

From the dataset Jobs Online: Seasonally adjusted data December 2020, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Rebased_data
  • Range: L10:U50
  • Provided: 410 data points

Dataset originally released on:

January 29, 2021

About this dataset

Jobs Online measures changes in job vacancies advertised by businesses on four internet job boards – SEEK, Trade Me Jobs and the Education Gazette, and Kiwi Health Jobs.

Purpose of collection

Jobs Online is an important new indicator of labour market conditions. One of its main advantages is that it is extremely up-to-date, with results being published within a couple of weeks of the end of the reference quarter. Jobs Online provides a robust early indicator of changes in the labour market.