In New Zealand, The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released the Jobs Online report for August 2017. According to the measure, which accounts for changes in online job advertisements from four internet job boards – SEEK, Trade Me Jobs, the Education Gazette and Kiwi Health Jobs, the All Vacancies Index had a slight increase of 0.4 per cent in the month to August 2017. Over the past year, the monthly report has shown online vacancies have increased by 10.0 per cent.
In the month of August, vacancies increased in all eight industry groups with the largest contributors were construction and engineering (up 1.3 per cent) and information technology (up 1.0 per cent). Vacancies also increased in seven out of eight occupation groups. The largest increases in August were for machinery drivers (up 2.0 per cent) and technicians and trades (up 1.0 per cent).
Four out of five skill levels also experience rises in vacancy numbers. The biggest increases were in unskilled (up 1.0 per cent), followed by semi-skilled (up 0.7 per cent) occupations.
Finally, on a geographical level, vacancies increased in all ten regions over the month, with the biggest increase in Nelson/ Tasman/ Marlborough/ West Coast (up 2.0 per cent).