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Methodological explanation for the news release:

Job vacancies

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 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. In 2019, the number of

business entities in the sample is 3787. 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



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



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.

Last updated: 02.09.2019

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