Australian Job Vacancies begin to recover
The Skilled Vacancy Index (SVI) (trend) increased by 1.9% in October 2009 to 40.2 (2007 = 100).
Vacancies rose for all three occupational groups: Professionals (up by 1.5%), Trades (up by 2.0%), and
Associate Professionals (up by 3.9%). In annual terms, the SVI is 44.0% lower than in October 2008.
The Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) (three month moving average) increased in September 2009 (up by
8.3%) to 77.3 (March 2006 = 100). In September 2009, around 206 400 new vacancies were lodged on
the four online recruitment sites (SEEK, MyCareer, CareerOne and Australian JobSearch) on which the
IVI is based. In annual terms, the IVI is 44.2% lower than in September 2008.
Vacancies increased for all of the eight occupational groups with the largest increases for Machinery
Operators and Drivers (up by 13.2%), Community and Personal Service Workers (up by 12.5%), and
Labourers (up by 11.9%).