SEEK Job ad growth still increasing despite dip in Qld, WA

The latest job ad growth is in, with Queensland figures dropping slightly on figures from two weeks ago.

But overall, the SEEK data shows that ad volumes are still increasing, now sitting on average at 68.3 percent of pre-COVID levels.

On the whole, volumes grew by 21.9 percent in the last fortnight, with jobs in health and medical, trades and services and manufacturing contributing the most.


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But in Queensland and Western Australia, there’s been a slight dip in growth.

SEEK Managing Director Kendra Banks says they’re not too worried about that volatility, with overall trends still showing good signs.

“In the fortnight ended 21 June, job ad volumes were at 68.3% of pre-COVID levels.

“For jobseekers in particular this is a positive sign, as it’s a long way from the job ad data we saw during the lowest point of the pandemic, which was April 2020, meaning that more jobs are on SEEK right now than we have seen since March.

“Several industry sectors are rebounding well, including Community Services, Healthcare & Medical and Trades & Services.

“Roles in Community Services performed particularly well during the coronavirus pandemic, and at 95.9%, is almost back to its pre-COVID job ad growth levels.

“Top roles in the sector are Aged & Disability Support, Child Welfare and Employment Services.

“All states and territories showed growth in job ad volumes in the last two weeks.

“When compared to pre-COVID levels in February of this year, Victoria and New South Wales have the most ground to make up, both sitting at around 60% of pre-COVID levels, while all other states are above 70%, and although there is still some volatility in the week-to-week numbers, overall, we continue to see job ad volume growth,” Ms Banks said.

Job ads volumes in each state compared to February 2020:
Northern Territory: 94.9%
Western Australia: 88.5%
Tasmania: 79.7%
Queensland: 78.5%
South Australia: 77.8%
Australian Capital Territory: 72.1%
New South Wales: 61.1%
Victoria: 59.6%

IMAGE | Supplied by SEEK

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