Internet Vacancy Index
The Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) is a monthly count of online job advertisements compiled by the National Skills Commission (NSC).
Data are available by occupational groups, skill level groups, state or territory and by regional areas.
The NSC publishes seasonally adjusted IVI data to better show monthly fluctuations in job advertisements, which can be affected by seasonal factors and economic shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic. There is some volatility in the IVI series month-on-month, particularly for results post-COVID-19, and as such results should be interpreted carefully.
Next detailed release date (October IVI data): 11am, Wednesday 23 November 2022
Next preliminary release date (November IVI data): 11am, Friday 9 December 2022
In seasonally adjusted terms, job advertisements increased by 0.5% (or 1,400 job ads) in October 2022 to stand at 285,700.
Headline results for October 2022, seasonally adjusted data
|IVI total job advertisements||Change over the month||Change over the year||Pre-COVID comparison|
IVI job advertisements - October 2021 to October 2022
State and territory data - October 2022
|Total job advertisements by state/territory (seasonally adjusted)||Change over month||Change over year||Pre-COVID comparison|
|New South Wales||89,300||-260||-0.3%||790||0.9%||30,700||52.3%|
|Australian Capital Territory||8,300||430||5.5%||1,400||20.5%||2,500||43.7%|
Job advertisements have rebounded strongly since hitting record lows in May 2020 with the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
IVI job advertisements - January 2006 to October 2022
Future release dates
The preliminary IVI results for national and state and territory data are generally published in the second week of the month.
|For data covering||Preliminary IVI data||Detailed IVI data and Vacancy Report|
|October 2022||9 November 2022||23 November 2022|
|November 2022||9 December 2022||21 December 2022|
|December 2022||13 January 2023||25 January 2023|
Methodology - See the Internet Vacancy Index Methodology Page for detailed information regarding the IVI, such as how the data are compiled, a map of the regional structure and important notes on use and interpretation of the data.
National Skills Commission news centre – The news centre includes media releases, analytical articles and blog posts featuring analysis of the IVI data.
Understanding recruitment activity – The NSC surveys employers through the Recruitment Experiences and Outlook Survey to understand their perspectives on the labour market. Data and reporting, including insights into the methods used by employers to fill vacancies, can be found on the Employers' Recruitment Insights and Employers' Insights for Job Seekers pages.
The National Skills Commission thanks the following job boards for their ongoing contribution to the IVI.