Online job ads reach series high in April

Online job ads reach series high in April

IVI total job advertisements Change over the month Change over the year Pre-COVID comparison
(no.) (no.) (%) (no.) (%) (no.) (%)
311,100 23,100 8.0% 77,500 33.2% 142,800 84.9%


The National Skills Commission Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) preliminary results show online job advertisements increased by 8.0% (23,100 job advertisements) in April 2022, to 311,100.

Job advertisements are now at their highest level since the inception of the IVI series in January 2006.

Recruitment activity increased across all eight jurisdictions over the month, the strongest increase being in Queensland (10.1%). Job advertisements in Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania, and the ACT all recorded series highs during April 2022.

  • Queensland, up by 10.1% (5,800 job ads)
  • New South Wales, up by 7.6% (7,000 job ads)
  • Tasmania, up by 7.3% (250 job ads)
  • Western Australia, up by 7.3% (2,400 job ads)
  • South Australia, up by 7.0% (1,000 job ads)
  • Victoria, up by 6.5% (5,000 job ads)
  • Northern Territory, up by 5.7% (180 job ads)
  • Australian Capital Territory, up by 2.4% (200 job ads)

The level of recruitment activity nationally remains significantly elevated compared to pre-COVID-19 levels*, up by 84.9% (142,800 job ads). This growth is reflected across all jurisdictions, with the strongest gains recorded for Western Australia (up by 118.2%), Tasmania (112.3%) and South Australia (108.9%).

The detailed release of the IVI, including occupational, regional and skill level data, will be available on Wednesday 25 May 2022.