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|
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.