Internet job advertisements increased by 7.0% (or 12,600 advertisements) in February 2021 to stand at 192,000. This represents the 10th consecutive month-on-month increase in job advertisements, which now stand 24.8% (or 38,100 advertisements) above the level recorded in February 2020.
The preliminary February Internet Vacancy Report, released today, found recruitment activity increased across all states and territories during February 2021.
- New South Wales recorded the largest increase over the month with job advertisements up by 5,200 (9.2%)
- All states and territories recorded increased recruitment activity over the year to February 2021. The strongest growth was recorded in Tasmania, up by 52.4% over the year, followed by the Northern Territory (47.8%) and South Australia (46.6%).
The February 2021 Vacancy Report preliminary results are now available at lmip.gov.au.
The detailed release of the Internet Vacancy Index, including occupational data will be released on Wednesday 24 March 2021.