How does Lightcast job posting data compare to government data on job openings?
Lightcast uses the government data provided within ONS as a benchmark to confirm our data is in line with the current labor market trends, and to identify any potential anomalies.
Data Sources & Collection Methods:
Lightcast Job Postings
Daily job postings collected from a vast set of sources
Office for National Statistics
Active job openings
We are routinely comparing our active postings data, to data published by ONS. In this measure we can see a 0.87 series correlation over the past 10 years.
The below visual representation shows this trend: