Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (JVWS)

Summary of changes

Activity on this program started: 2014

Reference period of change - fourth quarter 2018

The JVWS population for the third and fourth quarters of 2018 is based on the NAICS 2017 Version 3.0 while previous quarters are based on the NAICS 2017 Version 2.0.

Reference period of change - first quarter 2015

Statistical activity - This program tells a more complete story of current labour market events. A fifth survey, Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (JVWS), has been added. It will provide labour market demand information by occupation, offered wage and region.

Sampling - The survey is conducted on a quarterly sample of 100,000 business locations, except for the first quarter of 2015, which includes a sample of about 67,000 business locations obtained from the regular quarterly sample, or two-thirds of the regular sample. As a result, comparisons of the first quarter of 2015 data with data from subsequent quarters should be made with caution.

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