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6354.0 - Job Vacancies, Australia, May 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/06/2010   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

Feb 2010
May 2010
Feb 2010 to May 2010
'000
'000
% change

Seasonally adjusted estimates
Private sector
152.2
149.6
-1.7
Public sector
17.1
15.0
-12.3
Private and public sectors
169.3
164.6
-2.8




MAY KEY POINTS


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • Total job vacancies in May 2010 were 164,600, a decrease of 2.8% from February 2010.
  • The number of job vacancies in the private sector was 149,600 in May 2010, a decrease of 1.7% from February 2010.
  • The number of job vacancies in the public sector was 15,000 in May 2010, a decrease of 12.3% from February 2010.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
August 2010 30 September 2010
November 2010 12 January 2011



RECENT CHANGES

The previous issue of Job Vacancies, Australia (February 2010) was the first issue since May 2008 due to the suspension of the Job Vacancies Survey (JVS) in 2008/2009. The February 2010 issue presents job vacancy estimates for both November 2009 and February 2010.

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, there is a gap in all series: original, seasonally adjusted and trend, for five quarters between August 2008 and August 2009 inclusive. The ABS cannot produce reliable estimates by collecting this missing data retrospectively, and has not been able to fill the gap using other data sources and modelling techniques.


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 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 Kerry Foley on Perth (08) 9360 5373.


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