Online job ads increased across all major occupations and skill levels in January 2023

This story was first published on Wednesday 22 February 2023.

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Jobs and Skills Australia’s January Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) shows that, in seasonally adjusted terms, online job advertisements increased at the national level by 2.0% (or 5,400 job advertisements) over the month to stand at 278,700. Recent recruitment activity has been subdued following a downward trend since the June 2022 peak, but activity over the year to January 2023 is up by 4.5% (or 12,000 job advertisements).

Job advertisements increased across the 5 skill level groups and the 8 major occupational groups. Skill level 5 occupations (commensurate with Certificate I or secondary education) recorded the strongest growth, up by 4.0% (or 1,300 job advertisements). This result was reflected in occupation groups, with Labourers having the strongest growth, up by 5.2% (or 1,000 job advertisements).

Job advertisements increased in 41 of the 48 detailed occupational groups during January 2023. General-Inquiry Clerks, Call Centre Workers, and Receptionists recorded the largest increase (up by 970 job advertisements or 4.9%), followed by Health Diagnostic and Therapy Professionals (up by 610 job advertisements or 8.1%).

Education Professionals recorded the largest decrease in January 2023 (down by 210 job advertisements or 4.6%), followed by Hospitality Workers (down by 140 job advertisements or 1.5%).

The January 2023 Internet Vacancy Report detailed results are now available on Jobs and Skills Australia website.