Industry and entrepreneurship


How well do online job postings match national sources in large English speaking countries?

Benchmarking Lightcast data against statistical sources across regions, sectors and occupations

This paper presents the first international assessment of the Lightcast vacancy data representativeness based on benchmarking against officially reported vacancy data in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. The analysis compares distributions in the Lightcast data versus official data across large (TL2) regions, industrial sectors and occupational categories. The analysis shows differences in representativeness across countries and on the three dimensions considered. In general, regional representativeness is considerably better than both occupational and sectoral representativeness.

Available from March 11, 2024

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