Job ads drop across all skill level groups in July

Job ads drop across all skill level groups in July

This story was first published on Wednesday 24 August 2022.
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The NSC’s July Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) shows online job ads have fallen by 3.8% (or 11,200 job advertisements) to stand at 288,500, the first recorded monthly fall in 2022. This follows six consecutive monthly increases from January 2022 to June 2022.

The decline in job advertisements occurred across all Skill Level groups, with the strongest percentage decreases in:

  • Skill Level 5 occupations (commensurate with a Certificate I or secondary education); down by 4.1% (or 1,700 job advertisements)
  • Skill Level 3 occupations (commensurate a Certificate IV or Certificate III); down by 4.0% (or 1,700 job advertisements)
  • Skill Level 1 occupations (commensurate with a Bachelor's Degree or higher); down by 4.0% (or 4,200 job advertisements).

Job advertisements fell across 41 of the 48 detailed occupational groups during July 2022. Hospitality Workers recorded the largest fall over the month (down by 3,400 job advertisements or 31.6%).

The July 2022 Vacancy Report detailed results are now available on the National Skills Commission website.



The IVI is the only publicly available source of detailed data on online vacancies, including around 350 occupations (at all skill levels), as well as for the states/territories and 37 regions. The IVI is based on a count of online job advertisements newly lodged on SEEK, CareerOne and Australian Job Search during the month. As such, the IVI does not reflect the total number of job advertisements in the labour market as it does not include jobs advertised through other online job boards, employer websites, word of mouth, in newspapers, and advertisements in shop windows. The IVI also does not take account of multiple positions being advertised in a single job advertisement.