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Australian unemployment may start to increase as online job ads slump again

Online job advertisements in Australia continued to fall in March, a scenario that has typically led to slower hiring and higher unemployment in the past. At 3.8%, the annual decline in online advertisements was the steepest since December 2013. Fewer advertisements were seen across most states and territories, and in […]
Australian unemployment may start to increase as online job ads slump again
Lifestyle

A travel company is offering all-expenses-paid trips to Europe, the US, and Asia to people willing to let Instagrammers dictate their holiday

Travel operator Busabout is offering to pay six Instagram-savvy adventurers to travel the world this summer, posting on social media along the way. The catch? All of their activities will be dictated by Busabout’s Instagram followers, who’ll vote in polls on stories. The six successful candidates will travel in pairs, […]
A travel company is offering all-expenses-paid trips to Europe, the US, and Asia to people willing to let Instagrammers dictate their holiday
Markets

Australian jobs ads are going backwards for the first time in years

Australian jobs ads fell heavily in January, according to data released by ANZ Bank. Total advertisements are now lower than a year ago, something that has not been seen since April 2015. ANZ says the decline points to a slowdown in hiring ahead, rather than an outright fell in employment. […]
Australian jobs ads are going backwards for the first time in years
Markets

Australian unemployment may be about to get a whole lot lower

Australia has never had as many jobs waiting to be filled. According to the ABS, there’s currently 234,200 job vacancies, up 21.4% from a year ago. There are fewer unemployed competing for every job opening, something that usually signals that unemployment will decline. Australia has never had as many jobs […]
Australian unemployment may be about to get a whole lot lower
Markets

Demand for Australian media and real estate workers is falling fast

Australian job advertisements placed on Seek rose by 10.7% in the year to May, driven by strong demand for mining, government, community services, engineering and trades workers. At the other end of the spectrum, ads for real estate and media workers fell by 9% over the year. Australia’s May jobs […]
Demand for Australian media and real estate workers is falling fast
Markets

Australia just got some promising news on the outlook for unemployment

Australian employment growth has slowed noticeably in recent months, contributing to an increase in unemployment. Australian job advertisements surged in May, according to data from ANZ Bank, pointing to a possible re-acceleration in employment growth in the months ahead. Other lead indicators on hiring are also strengthening at present. After […]
Australia just got some promising news on the outlook for unemployment