Online job ads decline in September 2022

Online job ads decline in September 2022

This story was first published on Wednesday 19 October 2022.
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The National Skills Commission’s September Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) shows online job advertisements have fallen nationally by 5.9% (or 17,600 job advertisements) to 282,600 last month. Although there was a fall for September 2022, in the last twelve months job advertisements have increased by 19.7% (or 46,600 job advertisements).

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

  • Skill Level 5 occupations (commensurate with Certificate I or secondary education); down by 7.2% (or 2,900 job advertisements)
  • Skill Level 1 occupations (commensurate with Bachelor degree or higher); down by 7.1% (or 7,400 job advertisements); and
  • Skill Level 2 occupations (commensurate with Advanced Diploma or Diploma); up by 6.8% (or 2,200 job advertisements).

Job advertisements declined in 46 of the 48 detailed occupational groups during September 2022. Hospitality Workers recorded the sharpest decline over the month (down by 1,400 job advertisements or 10.7%).

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