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Data presentation - Summary description

Eurostat started to collect quarterly frequency job vacancy data in 2003. The data are also included as part of the Principle European Economic Indicator (PEEI) data set. The series were, until 2009, collected on the basis of a “gentlemen"s agreement” basis and, as such, were not fully harmonised or complete. From 2010 the reporting of quarterly data is under Regulation (EC) No 453/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 on quarterly statistics on Community job vacancies. Job vacancy statistics are compiled on the basis of data provided by the Member States. At the request of some countries, some national data are received but not published by Eurostat. These data are used only for the calculation of European aggregates but are available to the ESCB for strictly internal use only. A quarterly press release containing the data was first released with the publication of Q1 2014 results.

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Statistical concepts and definitions

For information about the naming convention (series key dimensions and metadata), refer to the JVS underlying DSD (JVS) maintained by the ESTAT.

Administrative Information

JVS - Job Vacancy Statistics

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Technical Information

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Dataset last update
21 May 2024 11:00 CEST
Metadata last update
7 September 2022 12:17 CEST