SEEK reports job ads continue to grow as economy begins recovery

Job advertisements are continuing to grow, as the economy gets back on track following the coronavirus shutdown.

New job ads posted on SEEK during the fortnight ended June 7 are up 60 percent compared to the April period.

This is a further uplift from 26.8%, 39.7% and 49.2% in previous three fortnights.


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Queensland and Tasmania are showing the largest job ad volume growth, at 82 and 86 percent respectively.

While the biggest contributors remain unchanged for the second fortnight in a row, with Trades & Services, Healthcare & Medical, Hospitality & Tourism, Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics and Education & Training all advertising the most.

SEEK ANZ Managing Director Kendra Banks says the data shows jobs are slowly getting back to normal.

“This data reaffirms our view that job ad volumes are recovering, although still in the early stages of recovery, and we will continue to monitor volumes for stability and consistency.

“Historically, job ad volumes tend to ease off towards the end of the financial year but are followed by a quick boost in July and August when hirers have re-set their budgets.

“With the continued easing of restrictions, the economic measures put in place by the government and the new financial year we hope to see this translate into more jobs advertised in July.

“Again, all states and territories showed growth in the last two weeks. Tasmania and Queensland are the highest growing states with 86.3% and 82.2% more jobs advertised in the last two weeks compared to April’s average,” Ms Banks comments.

Job as volumes in each state:
Tasmania up by 86.3%
Queensland up by 82.2%
Northern Territory up by 75.7%
Victoria up by 73.4%
South Australia up by 66.1%
New South Wales up by 52.8%
Western Australia up by 39.0%
Australian Capital Territory up by 19.1%

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