Double-digit job ad growth in April

National new job ads recorded a rise of 11.6 per cent in April compared to this time last year and experienced a strong m/m growth of 6.5 per cent, the highest growth in the past 12 months, coming of a m/m dip of (2.3%) in March, much of this result is due to seasonal factors.

SEEK Job Ad data shows that 28 out of 29 sectors have experienced positive year on year growth this month, except for Design & Architecture which fell by (0.7%).

The largest Sector growth was experienced by Legal (34%) and Hospitality & Tourism (32%).

The main sector drivers of National Job ad growth for April are “Trades & Services”, “Manufacturing and Transport Logistics” and “Hospitality & Tourism” accounting for 39% of the y/y growth rate.

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