Skills Shortage Quarterly – March 2024

The Skills Shortage Quarterly report offers analysis on occupations experiencing shortage pressures.

 

Some highlights from the March report:

  • The national level fill rate increased to 64.3%, rising by 0.9 percentage points in March quarter 2024 and by 4.2 percentage points in the 12 months to the current quarter. 
  • Fill rates in metropolitan areas (66.7%) remain well above that of regional areas (59.4%), with the average difference in the fill rate between the two areas widening over time. 
  • There are acute shortage pressures in the Technician and Trades Workers major occupation group, with fill rates remaining low.
  • A spotlight on the recruitment challenges of small businesses. 

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