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Description of national job vacancy statistics: Germany



"The German Job Vacancy Survey started in 1989. It has been conducted always in the fourth quarter as a written survey among firms (local unit level, private firms and public administrations with at minimum one employee). The questionnaire has a length of 8 pages and contains questions on the number and the structure of vacancies (vacancies to be filled immediately and later, number of vacancies by qualification level, by professional code), questions on the overall economic situation of the firm/administration, questions on recruitment procedures and questions related to actual labour market issues. Beginning with 2006, this yearly written survey was supplemented by short telephone interviews on the number and structure of vacancies in the first, second and third quarter. An overview on the questions is given in the annex. A random sub-sample of roundly 10,000 firms is drawn from the sample of participating firms in the written survey. These firms are contacted in the following three quarters again by telephone. Thereby a yearly panel is created. Firms have the possibility to answer the written questionnaire by internet (password) or fax, only few firms use this option." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))


Bibliographical information

Kettner, Anja (2008): Description of national job vacancy statistics: Germany. In: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung, Nürnberg (Eds.), 1st International Workshop on Methodologies for Job Vacancy Statistics, Nürnberg, pp. 47-60.