Unique ID: 2015012

Division: Coordination administrative & big data
Issue Date: February 13th 2019
Last modified: March 21st 2019
Collaborative

Feasibility study on web scraping for labor market indicators

Use of web scraping for labor market indicators

Partner: Statbel - Statistics Belgium

Explore the possibility of using web scraping as input for labor market indicators, focusing on job vacancies but not excluding other potentially interesting information. Statistics Belgium has some experience and knowhow on web scraping: it is already used for scraping online prices of several products and services for the calculation of CPIs.

Project Objective:

Exploration, Pilot intended to go to production to supplement existing data, Pilot intended to go to production to improve timeliness, Pilot intended to go to production to replace existing data

Project Outcomes:

Quick and easy labor market indicators (job vacancies and/or others) supplementing the presently available but not so timely data.

Statistical Area

Labor

Project Sources
Project Sources
Type Of Institution: National statistical office
Big Data Source: Web scraping data
Region: Europe & Central Asia
Country Area: Belgium
Id Country Regional: country
Partner: Statbel - Statistics Belgium
Partnerships
Partnerships
Partnership Comments: Not yet known, but need for partner seems unlikely (except, possibly, for technical assistance).
Accessing Data
Accessing Data
Data Access Rights: Broader access rights
Data Access Comments: Public online data can be used for whatever purpose.
Data Coverage
Data Coverage
Data Coverage: All available data
Coverage Geo Pop: Whole country / high % of market
Cost Implication: Free
Coverage Period: Not yet known.
Project Details
Project Details
Partner: Statbel - Statistics Belgium
Data Quality
Data Quality
Quality Aspects Evaluated: Completeness, Usability, Time Factors, Accessibility, Relevance, Validity, Accuracy, including selectivity, Coherence, including linkability to other sources
Validation Comments: Not yet known, but existing statistical data can be used for benchmarking results.
Quality Framework Comments: Not yet relevant.
Data Quality Concerns Comments: Not yet known.
Technologies
Technologies
Technologies Comments: To be explored and determined; for web scraping prices DJuggler is used.
Other
Other
Income Level: High-income
Iso: BE
Timeframe To Produce Indicator: NA
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