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.
Australian job postings are tracking 14.7% above their level on February 1 last year. While the recovery remains uneven, all states and most occupations are showing improvement.
Australia can be proud of how it’s handled COVID-19, with the economy recovering faster than expected. But challenges lie ahead as the year draws to a close.
While hiring nationwide is well below normal, Christmas job-filling has exceeded expectations. Meanwhile, after a slow start jobseeker searches have recently picked up strongly.
Labour market conditions remain weak in Victoria, with little hope of improvement until economic restrictions are lifted. Yet that hasn’t stopped recruitment picking up across the rest of Australia.