The Modellers' Database consists of 410 quarterly times series constructed from the NIF and TRYM econometric models. Some of the time series are published elsewhere by ABS while others are specifically constructed for the TRYM and NIF models. Users should be aware that missing observations in some time series may be filled with synthetic, modelled estimates.
The ABS Job Vacancies Survey (JVS), conducted in February, May, August and November of the year, and from which the time series Job Vacancies (NV) in the Modellers Database is based, was suspended from August 2008 to August 2009 inclusive. It was, however, reinstated in November 2009. As a result of the suspension, there was a gap in the time series which was filled by Treasury using TRYM model-derived figures. Following the reinstatement of the JVS the Modellers Database Dec quarter 2009 contains a Job Vacancies series that has the actual November 2009 figure and includes modelled job vacancies figures for the gap period mentioned above.