Jobs Online monthly report - May 2018

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released its Jobs Online report for the month ending May2018.

Jobs Online measures changes in online job advertisements from four internet job boards – SEEK, Trade Me Jobs, Education Gazette and Kiwi Health Jobs. Job vacancies are an important indicator of labour demand and changes in the economy.

Here are the highlights: 


  • The All Vacancies Index increased by 0.7 per cent in the month of May 2018.

  • Vacancies increased in all ten industry groups. The largest contributors were healthcare and medical (up 1.7 per cent), and the education and training (up 1.3 per cent) industries.

  • Vacancies increased in seven out of eight occupation groups. The largest increases were for managers (up 1.1 per cent), and community and personal services (up 1.0 per cent).

  • Vacancies increased in all five skill levels. The largest increases were for unskilled and highly skilled (both up 0.8 per cent) occupations.

  • Vacancies increased in nine out of ten regions over the month, with the biggest increases in Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough/West Coast (up 1.6 per cent) and Waikato (up 1.5 per cent).

  • Over the past year, online vacancies increased by 6.9 per cent.

To read the full report, click here.