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Our Employers’ Recruitment Insights resource page is regularly updated with presentations, fact sheets and short reports.

The interactive labour market dashboard is a collection of useful Australian jobs figures. All data is sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and based on Australia-wide figures. For regional analysis please read the Labour Market Information Portal, monthly vacancy report and Small Area Labour Market data analysis.

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Latest Reports

Small Area Labour Markets, March quarter 2020 – 31 July 2020

The National Skills Commission prepares unemployment level and unemployment rate estimates for approximately 2,200 Statistical Area 2 (SA2) and for around 540 Local Government Areas (LGA) across Australia on a quarterly basis. This report provides estimates for the March 2020 quarter.

Impacts of COVID-19 on businesses – Victoria in focus – 28 July 2020

The monthly Vacancy Report is based on the Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) which analyses newly lodged Australian job advertisements on three job boards to further explore opportunities in the labour market at a detailed occupational and regional level. To read more about the IVI visit the Labour Market Information Portal.

June 2020 Vacancy Report - 22 July 2020

The monthly Vacancy Report is based on the Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) which analyses newly lodged Australian job advertisements on three job boards to further explore opportunities in the labour market at a detailed occupational and regional level. To read more about the IVI visit the Labour Market Information Portal.

Impacts of COVID-19 on businesses – risks to businesses staying open - 20 July 2020

The National Skills Commission is surveying businesses across Australia to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This report highlights what businesses perceive to be the biggest risks to staying open over the next 6 months. Previous reports are available on the Labour Market Information Portal.

Jobs in Demand Employer Survey – Dashboard as at 3 July 

The National Skills Commission is undertaking research to identify where job opportunities continue to exist in the Australian labour market despite the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. The Jobs in Demand Employer Survey is based on employer contacts in the five industries that continue to experience relatively strong demand for goods and services (Health Care and Social Assistance; Transport, Postal and Warehousing; Manufacturing; Retail Trade; and Wholesale Trade). Get the latest results from our Labour Market Information Portal.

Impacts of COVID-19 on businesses – future staffing expectations and business confidence - 8 July 2020

The National Skills Commission is surveying businesses across Australia to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This report provides an update on businesses’ future staffing expectations, and presents new information on how confident businesses are of staying open for the next six months. Previous reports are available on the Labour Market Information Portal.

Impacts of COVID-19 on businesses – staffing changes by state and territory - 1 July 2020

The National Skills Commission is surveying businesses across Australia to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This report presents key survey results by state and territory, based on more than 2,000 responses collected in April and May 2020. Previous reports are available on the Labour Market Information Portal.