Online job ads increase across all jurisdictions in March

Online job ads increase across all jurisdictions in March

The National Skills Commission Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) preliminary results show online job advertisements increased by 3.7% (10,200 job advertisements) in March 2022, to 282,400. Job advertisements are now at their highest level since July 2008.

IVI total job advertisements Change over the month Change over the year Pre-COVID comparison
(no.) (no.) (%) (no.) (%) (no.) (%)
282,400 10,200 3.7% 54,900 24.1% 114,100 67.8%

Recruitment activity in March increased across all eight jurisdictions, the strongest increase being the Northern Territory (9.1%). Both Victoria (75,600 job advertisements) and the ACT (8,100 job advertisements) recorded new series highs in March 2022.

  • Northern Territory, up by 9.1% (260 job ads)
  • Queensland, up by 5.6% (3,000 job ads)
  • Australian Capital Territory, up by 5.2% (400 job ads)
  • Victoria, up by 4.4% (3,200 job ads)
  • South Australia, up by 4.3% (590 job ads)
  • Western Australia, up by 3.4% (1,000 job ads)
  • New South Wales, up by 2.4% (2,100 job ads)
  • Tasmania, up by 0.8% (30 job ads)

The level of recruitment activity nationally remains significantly elevated compared to pre-COVID-19 levels*, up by 67.8% (114,100 job ads). This growth is reflected across all jurisdictions, with the strongest gains recorded for Western Australia (up by 96.3%), South Australia (90.7%) and Tasmania (89.0%).

The detailed release of the IVI, including occupational, regional and skill level data, will be available on Wednesday 20 April 2022.