Glossary:Job vacancy rate (JVR) - Statistics Explained

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Glossary:Job vacancy rate (JVR)

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A job vacancy is defined as a paid post that is newly created, unoccupied, or about to become vacant:

  • for which the employer is taking active steps and is prepared to take further steps to find a suitable candidate from outside the enterprise concerned; and
  • which the employer intends to fill either immediately or within a specific period of time.

The job vacancy rate, abbreviated as JVR, is calculated as follows:

JVR = number of job vacancies / (number of occupied posts + number of job vacancies) * 100

An occupied post means a paid post within the organisation to which an employee has been assigned.

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