Vacancies; flowfigures, seasonally adjusted

Vacancies; flowfigures, seasonally adjusted

Periods Vacancies seasonally adjusted, unfilled (x 1000) Vacancies seasonally adjusted, new (x 1000) Vacancies seasonally adjusted, filled (x 1000)
2017 1st quarter 185.7 250.9 236.4
2017 2nd quarter 204.7 263.6 244.6
2017 3rd quarter 213.7 266.3 257.3
2017 4th quarter 226.5 273.6 260.7
2018 1st quarter 236.3 283.3 273.5
2018 2nd quarter 250.8 296.8 282.3
2018 3rd quarter 260.8 303.5 293.5
2018 4th quarter 264.0 300.2 297.0
2019 1st quarter 280.9 316.3 299.4
2019 2nd quarter 282.3 307.0 305.6
2019 3rd quarter 284.4 313.5 311.4
2019 4th quarter 285.7 316.4 315.1
2020 1st quarter* 225.6 271.2 331.3
2020 2nd quarter* 199.7 216.9 242.8
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains seasonally adjusted figures for unfilled, new and filled vacancies. The phrase 'seasonally adjusted' refers to the total number of vacancies in the private and public sectors at the end of each quarter.

The following relationship applies to vacancies:
Unfilled (t) - Unfilled (t-1) = New (t) - Filled (t)

Where t is a quarter.

This table contains the number of vacancies per quarter.

Data available from: 1st quarter of 1997

Status of the figures:
The figures of 2020 are provisional, other figures are final.
Seasonally adjusted figures may be marginally adjusted at the end of the year under review.

Changes as of 14 August 2020:
New provisional figures of second quarter of 2020 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
New provisional figures for the third quarter of 2020 will be published in November 2020.

Description topics

Vacancies seasonally adjusted, unfilled
Unfilled vacancies
The number of vacancies per quarter refers to vacancies in the private sector and in government sectors which are unfilled at the end of each quarter.

Vacancies seasonally adjusted
Seasonally Adjusted holds that quarterly figures are adjusted for an annual pattern of differences that usually appear at the time of the year.

Vacancies
A vacancy is defined as a job that is immediately available in a company or institution and can be filled by external recruitment.
Vacancies also include:
- Jobs that have already been applied for; even if the applicants have already been interviewed;
- Vacancies requiring a time-consuming selection procedure. In these cases, it is unlikely for the vacancy to be filled at short notice;
- Jobs that can be filled by temporary staff or other staff employed on a temporary basis;
- Vacancies open to apprentices and persons attending training programmes; only employment contracts, no unpaid trainee posts.
Vacancies seasonally adjusted, new
New vacancies
The number of vacancies per quarter refers to vacancies in the private sector and in government sectors at the end of each quarter. New vacancies and filled vacancies also include new vacancies which were filled in that same quarter.

Vacancies seasonally adjusted
Seasonally Adjusted holds that quarterly figures are adjusted for an annual pattern of differences that usually appear at the time of the year.

Vacancies
A vacancy is defined as a job that is immediately available in a company or institution and can be filled by external recruitment.
Vacancies also include:
- Jobs that have already been applied for; even if the applicants have already been interviewed;
- Vacancies requiring a time-consuming selection procedure. In these cases, it is unlikely for the vacancy to be filled at short notice;
- Jobs that can be filled by temporary staff or other staff employed on a temporary basis;
- Vacancies open to apprentices and persons attending training programmes; only employment contracts, no unpaid trainee posts.
Vacancies seasonally adjusted, filled
Filled vacancies
Filled vacancies include cancelled vacancies.
The number of vacancies per quarter refers to vacancies in the private sector and in government sectors at the end of each quarter. New vacancies and filled vacancies also include new vacancies which were filled in that same quarter.

Vacancies seasonally adjusted
Seasonally Adjusted holds that quarterly figures are adjusted for an annual pattern of differences that usually appear at the time of the year.

Vacancies
A vacancy is defined as a job that is immediately available in a company or institution and can be filled by external recruitment.
Vacancies also include:
- Jobs that have already been applied for; even if the applicants have already been interviewed;
- Vacancies requiring a time-consuming selection procedure. In these cases, it is unlikely for the vacancy to be filled at short notice;
- Jobs that can be filled by temporary staff or other staff employed on a temporary basis;
- Vacancies open to apprentices and persons attending training programmes; only employment contracts, no unpaid trainee posts.