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Job vacancies

Status: 05.01.1900

Methodological explanation for the news release:

Job vacancies

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 NACE Rev.2) and which have three or more employees. The sample includes all medium-size and large enterprises, while the rest are selected randomly. In 2015, the number of business entities in the sample is 3565. The data are collected with a web questionnaire available via the system for electronic data collection eStat.


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 quarterly and represent the average of the three months in the quarter (15th of each month). 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, while the job vacancies that were registered in the previous quarter and are still active in the current quarter should be shown.


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