Callam Pickering is an Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab with a focus on Australia. Previously he was an economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia focusing on household spending and house prices. He also worked as the economic editor at online publications the Business Spectator and Eureka Report where he covered economic issues relating to Australia. Callam earned a Bachelor of economics and Accounting from Monash University.
While local transmission of COVID-19 is low and most industries are operating at normal capacity, work-from-home arrangements remain as popular in Australia as they were at the height of the pandemic.
Ahead of JobKeeper finishing up, Australian job postings continued to surge, now up 32.2% on their level on February 1 last year.
Australia’s jobs recovery continued throughout early March, with postings tracking 26.2% above their level on February 1 last year. The next major obstacle on the path to recovery is the removal of JobKeeper at the end of March.
Australia is well on the road to recovery, but that rebound has been uneven and risks leaving lower-wage workers behind. The decision to cut unemployment benefits at the end of March could leave lower-wage earners particularly vulnerable.
Australian job postings are tracking 19.8% above their level on February 1 last year. The recovery continued to gather steam as summer draws to a close.
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