Data from the latest SEEK Employment Report shows a modest increase of 0.2 per cent in jobs advertised in July compared to the month before (June 2019). However, compared to last year, July 2018, we see a decline of 7.8 per cent in jobs advertised.
Community services and development (+10.3 per cent) lead as the sector with the highest job ad growth for July, 2019 (vs. July 2018), followed by education and training (+9.8 per cent), science and technology (+7.1 per cent), healthcare and medical (+5 per cent) and mining, resources and energy (+3.6 per cent). One of the month’s interesting stats comparing June 2019 to July 2019 is the increase in roles advertised for property and real estate.
“We’ve seen the property and real estate industry suffer over the last twelve months, but have seen a 7 per cent rise in jobs ads across July,” comments Kendra Banks, managing director, SEEK ANZ. “This could be due to the recent increase in house prices across Sydney and Melbourne with more people now selling property, a pick-up in new loan lending and rise in Auction clearance rates. This will be an interesting sector to watch over the next few months.
“On SEEK we have started to see a small increase in job advertised in July (+0.2 per cent), ACT especially has seen a surge (+12.2 per cent y/y) due to the high proportion of well performing public sectors roles available across the state,” she added.
The average advertised salary across Australia was up 2.4 per cent compared to last year, showing growth in salaries across all states with South Australia (4.6 per cent) and Tasmania (3.7 per cent) leading the way followed by Victoria (2.8 per cent), NT (+2.6 per cent) and NSW (+2.4 per cent).