Online job ads increased in February 2023

This story was first published on Wednesday 22 March 2023.

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Jobs and Skills Australia’s February Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) shows that, in seasonally adjusted terms, online job advertisements increased at the national level by 0.8% (or 2,300 job ads) over the month to stand at 281,200. Recruitment activity over the year to February 2023 was up 2.0% (or 5,400 job ads).

Job advertisements increased across four skill level groups. Skill level 1 (commensurate with Bachelor degree or higher) and skill level 2 (commensurate with Advanced Diploma or Diploma) occupations recorded the strongest growth over the month, both up 1.2% (or 1,200 and 370 job ads respectively). Recruitment activity for skill level 5 (commensurate with Certificate I or secondary education) occupations decreased by 1.7% (or 560 job ads) over the month.

Recruitment activity increased across six major occupational groups in February. The largest growth over the month was observed for Community and Personal Service Workers (up 3.2% or 1,000 job ads) and Managers (up 1.6% or 480 job ads).

Job advertisements increased in 29 of the 48 detailed occupational groups during February 2023.

Legal, Social and Welfare Professionals recorded the largest increase (up 920 job ads or 10.1%), followed by Hospitality Workers (up by 800 job ads or 8.9%).

ICT Professionals recorded the largest decrease in February 2023 (down 790 job ads or 6.5%), followed by Numerical Clerks (down 330 job ads or 4.1%).


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