Australian Labour Market for Migrants - January 2024

The Australian Labour Market for Migrants report provides information on Australian labour market conditions. It is intended to inform people interested in working in Australia on a temporary or permanent basis, and to organisations providing services to migrants and visa applicants.

 

The report notes that while the Australian labour market continues to perform well with a low unemployment rate:

  • international uncertainty and some economic indicators suggest the Australian labour market is softening and may experience subdued conditions over the period ahead
  • the unemployment rates for people who migrate to Australia vary appreciably (depending on skill level, English language proficiency, recent and relevant work experience and the period since arrival in Australia).

 

The Hot Topic provides an overview of the number of employer-sponsored temporary skilled visas granted to overseas workers to help to meet workforce needs in Australia.

 

Analysis covers the five years 2018-19 to 2022-23 and identifies occupations that are in high demand by approved employers in the Australian regions. For example, industries with the highest growth in the number of temporary skill visas granted for positions in remote and very remote areas include Manufacturing, Health Care and Social Assistance, and Retail Trade.

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