• Mykhailo Rozbytskyi Institute for Demography and Life Quality Problems of the NAS of Ukraine



big data, labor market, web scraping, parsing, employment, trends, vacancies, demand


The challenges of collecting current labor market data amidst global changes and geopolitical fluctuations increasingly necessitate new approaches and alternative methods of data collection and analysis. This highlights the relevance of research aimed at developing and adapting labor market information provision methods to contemporary challenges. A promising approach in this context is the use of Big Data for labor market assessment, which involves collecting information from sources such as online job search and vacancy portals. This method allows for a deeper analysis of market trends and provides a more accurate and timely assessment of labor market needs and opportunities. The aim of this article is to discuss approaches to developing labor market information systems using Big Data, particularly online data from job vacancy websites. It examines the use of Big Data in labor market analysis based on a database containing over four million job vacancies posted on Ukrainian job search portals over the last five years, provided by the European Training Foundation (ETF). The effectiveness of these approaches in facilitating job search for all interested parties is evaluated, particularly through providing insights into the dynamics of supply and demand in the labor market based on data from these portals. The opportunities and limitations of using Big Data in this context are analyzed, including their impact on employment policy development and labor market planning. The potential benefits of Big Data in providing deeper and more accurate market condition analyses are outlined, along with technical aspects and challenges associated with their processing and interpretation. The article examines methodological approaches to data collection and analytical processing in the context of accelerated transformations, volatility, and limited access to traditional information resources. The scientific novelty of the article lies in the substantiation of the feasibility and appropriateness of using open data from online job portals for labor market information provision under current conditions. In conducting the research, methods of analysis, synthesis, and generalization were applied to identify the main contemporary issues of labor market information provision in Ukraine. The effectiveness of data collection methods based on web scraping and parsing techniques was evaluated, as well as the use of the integrated Snowflake platform to identify key trends and patterns in the labor market. The conclusions summarize the main points and substantiate directions for further research, highlighting the significance of Big Data in developing employment strategies and optimizing the labor market.


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Author Biography

Mykhailo Rozbytskyi, Institute for Demography and Life Quality Problems of the NAS of Ukraine

Chief economist



How to Cite

Розбицький, М. (2024). USAGE OF BIG DATA FOR INFORMATION SUPPORT OF THE LABOR MARKET. Demography and Social Economy, 55(1), 133–147.



Quantitative methods in the social and demographic research