Online job ads increase in February 2023

The February 2023 Preliminary Vacancy Report shows, in seasonally adjusted terms, online job advertisements increased by 0.8% (or 2,300 job ads) in the month to stand at 281,200.

Over the month, recruitment activity increased across 5 of the states and territories. The strongest growth was recorded in the Northern Territory (up by 8.2% or 250 job ads), followed by Tasmania (up by 5.1% or 200 job ads), Western Australia (up by 3.3% or 1,000 job ads) and Victoria (up by 2.1% or 1,400 job ads).

In the same period, online job advertisements decreased in the Australian Capital Territory (down by 3.2% or 250 job ads) and New South Wales (down by 1.2% or 1,000 job ads).

Job advertisements over the last twelve months have increased by 2.0% (or 5,400 job advertisements), with 5 states and territories recording an increase. The strongest growth over the year was recorded in Tasmania (up by 21.7% or 730 job ads) and the Northern Territory (up by 19.4% or 540 job ads).

The detailed release of the Internet Vacancy Index (IVI), including occupational, regional and skill level data, will be available on Wednesday 22 March 2023.



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