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Archive of methodological explanations for the news release:

Job vacancies

Status: 03.09.2012

The reporting units which are subject of this survey are selected on the basis of a sample, i.e. the sample covers enterprises with activity B - S (according to the National Classification of Activities NKD Rev.2) and which have three or more employees. The sample includes all medium-size and large enterprises, while the rest are selected randomly.

Job vacancy can be a newly created paid post, unoccupied or already existing post that is about to become vacant and for which the employer takes active steps for finding suitable candidate.

Job vacancy includes: permanent and fixed-term posts, full-time and part-time posts, job vacancies opened due to long-term absences (for example maternity leave or long-term sicknesses).

Job vacancy excludes: posts solely for internal applicants of the responding unit, posts to be filled in by unpaid apprentices and temporary posts intended to be filled in by temporary agency workers.

Job vacancy rate is the ratio between job vacancies and the sum of the vacant and occupied posts, shown as a percentage.

Explanations about the data
The data in the Survey on Job Vacancies are collected on a monthly basis at a determined date (15th of each month) and they are published as an average of the three months in the quarter. Once shown job vacancy in one of the months in the quarter is excluded from further showing and registering, regardless if it is still active, and it is not shown in the next month.

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