Job Market News

Unemployment Holds at 5.2pc Despite Just 500 Jobs Being Created in June

Thursday 18 July 2019 - ABC News

Employment expectations - Prime Resumes

The unemployment rate remains stuck at 5.2 per cent, despite a marginal increase of 500 jobs in June. The small increase in jobs was outweighed by another 6,600 workers joining the ranks of the unemployed. On ABS seasonally adjusted figures, there are now 711,500 unemployed people in Australia. Unemployment is now at its highest level since August last year. Read more...


Australian Employment Opportunities Misaligned With Job Seekers' Needs, Study Warns

Wednesday 19 June 2019 - ABC News

Prime Resumes Australia - ABC News Australian employment opportunities misaligned

Australia's labour market and the interests of employers and employees are seriously misaligned, according to a study by a leading jobs website. The study by global employment agency Indeed found job opportunities and job seekers were aligned only about half the time, and the mismatch in Australia was much higher than in comparable countries, such as the United States and the United Kingdom. Read More...


Australia's Economy Slows to Levels Last Seen During the GFC

Wednesday 5 June 2019 - ABC News

Australian currency is seen next to a wages graph

Australia's economy has slowed further, with GDP growth tumbling under 2 per cent over the past year. The economy grew at 0.4 per cent in first three months of the year, to be up 1.8 per cent over the year — the slowest growth since the September quarter in 2009. Read more...


Monthly Leading Indicator of Employment Latest Release

Wednesday 15 May 2019 - Department of Jobs and Small Business
Overlay of the leading indicator and cyclical employment graphed against time and standard deviations from trend.

Department of Jobs and Small Business releases the May edition of the Monthly Leading Indicator of Employment. The Indicator provides advance warnings of whether employment is likely to grow faster or slower than its long-term trend rate of growth and is produced by the Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business. Read more...


As WA Jobless Rate Hits Historic High, Peak Business Group Warns Worse Is Yet To Come

Friday 22 February 2019 - ABC News

Autonomous Haulage Trucks at West Angelas mine site

Recruiter Melissa Freeman sees plenty of real estate professionals suffering from the cumulative effects of a Perth property market that has been stubbornly stuck in a downturn for more than four years. It is no surprise to her that the property industry has been one of the biggest shedders of jobs in WA in recent years, .Read more..


Approaching Employers For Work Can Pay Off

Friday 15 February 2019 - Department of Jobs and Small Business

Table showing the top 10 occupations for which employers are more likely to consider job seekers who approach them directly, including bus and coach drivers, aged and disabled carers and nursing support and personal care workers.

A direct approach to employers, even if they haven’t advertised a job vacancy, can pay off for some proactive people looking for work. Read more...


Refugees' Skills and Experience Valued By Employers

Thursday 31 January 2019 - Department of Jobs and Small Business

Kinan is now a driving instructor

Research published by the Department of Jobs and Small Business shows that while refugees can find entering the labour market very challenging, Australian employers value their contribution and skills. Read more...