Online job ads slightly increase in October 2022

Online job ads slightly increase in October 2022

This story was first published on Wednesday 9 November 2022.
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The National Skills Commission’s September Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) shows, in seasonally adjusted terms, that job advertisements increased by 0.5% (or 1,400 job ads) in October 2022 to stand at 285,700.

Recruitment activity increased across all states and territories during October 2022, except for Victoria (down by 3.2% or 2,600 job ads) and New South Wales (down by 0.3% or 260 job ads). The strongest growth was recorded in Queensland, where recruitment activity increased by 7.7% (or 4,400 job ads), followed by Western Australia (up by 6.8% or 2,000 job ads) and the Australian Capital Territory (up by 5.5% or 430 job ads).

There has been strong growth in recruitment activity in the last twelve months with job advertisements 30,000 (or 11.7%) higher than October 2021.

In comparison to levels of recruitment activity observed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic*, online job advertisements are up by 69.8% (117,400 job ads). This growth is reflected across all jurisdictions, with increases ranging from 43.7% (2,500 job ads) in the ACT to 112.3% (2,000 job ads) in Tasmania. 

The detailed release of the Internet Vacancy Index (IVI), including occupational, regional and skill level data, will be available on Wednesday 23 November 2022.