Online job ads fairly stable in December 2022

The December 2022 Preliminary Vacancy Report shows that in seasonally adjusted terms, online job advertisements were fairly stable, with only a small decrease of 0.3% (or 820 job advertisements) in the month to stand at 272,500.

Recruitment activity decreased across five states. The largest fall was recorded in Victoria (down by 3.1% or 2,200 job advertisements), followed by Tasmania (down 1.9% or 70 job advertisements) and New South Wales (down by 1.0% or 870 job advertisements).

Recruitment activity increased marginally in the Northern Territory (up by 1.1% or 30 job advertisements) and the Australian Capital Territory (up by 0.1% or 10 job advertisements), while Western Australia remained unchanged.

Despite small decreases nationally over the past two consecutive months, job advertisements over the last twelve months have increased by 6.3% (or 16,200 job advertisements), with all states and territories recording an increase. The strongest increase over the year was recorded in Queensland (up by 13.7% or 6,900 job advertisements) and the Australian Capital Territory (up by 11.9% or 830 job advertisements).

The detailed release of the Internet Vacancy Index (IVI), including occupational, regional and skill level data, will be available on Wednesday 25 January 2023.

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