Job Ads Increase in Past Fortnight by 60%: SEEK

June 11, 2020 Updated: June 11, 2020

Job advertisements have risen dramatically across Australia, with Tasmania and Queensland leading the way, indicating business confidence may be on the rise in the wake of the virus pandemic.

New job ads posted on the employment website SEEK between May 25 and June 7 rose by 60.6 per cent.

This compares to rises of 26.8 percent, 39.7 percent and 49.2 percent in previous three fortnights, SEEK said on June 12.

“This data reaffirms our view that job ad volumes are recovering, although still in the early stages of recovery,” SEEK Australia Managing Director Kendra Banks said in a statement.

Usually, job ad volumes ease off toward the end of the financial year and then jump in July and August when employers re-set their budgets.

“With the continued easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the economic measures put in place by the government and the new financial year we hope to see this translate into more jobs advertised in July,” Bank said.

The SEEK data also shows ads for workers in the trades and services, healthcare and medical, hospitality and tourism, manufacturing, transport and logistics and education and training sectors prompted most of the growth in the fortnight ended June 7.

All states and territories had an increase in job ad volumes, with Tasmania and Queensland leading the way, in the fortnight.


* Tasmania, up 86.3 percent

* Queensland, up 82.2 percent

* Northern Territory, up 75.7 percent

* Victoria, up 73.4 percent

* South Australia, up 66.1 percent

* New South Wales, up 52.8 percent

* Western Australia, up 39.0 percent

* Australian Capital Territory, up 19.1 percent