More Jobs Are Being Advertised In Australia

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More jobs are being advertised in Australia, indicating a gradual strengthening in Australian employment.

The ANZ’s says job advertisements rose 0.9% in September, the fourth consecutive monthly rise in seasonally adjusted terms.

Job advertisements are now 7.9% higher over the past year, suggesting conditions in the labour market continue to gradually improve.

The improvement in September was driven by internet job ads (+1.1%).

Newspaper job ads, which make up only around 5% of the total, declined by 3.5% following a 2.1% increase in August.

Looking through the volatility, newspaper job advertisements are trending higher in a number of states including Victoria, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Trend newspaper job advertisements are growing more modestly in New South Wales and Tasmania. There’s a decline in South Australia and the ACT.

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