Employment Dashboard October 2023

Job ads declined 6% in October and are now 1% lower than October 2019 levels. 

Applications per job ad rose 4% after falling the month prior, and are again nearing peak levels, indicating extremely high competition among candidates for the available roles.

Source: SEEK Employment Index
Data is seasonally adjusted unless otherwise indicated.


The data should be regarded as standalone information and should not be aggregated with any other information.The data is given in summary form and whilst care has been taken in its preparation, SEEK makes no representations about its completeness or accuracy. SEEK expressly bears no responsibility or liability for any reliance placed on the data, or from the use of the data.

Note: the SEEK Employment Index (SEI) may differ to the job ad count on SEEK’s website due to a number of factors including: 1) seasonal adjusments applied to the SEI; 2) the exclusion of duplicated job ads from the SEI; 3) the exclusion of Company Listings (included under Company Profiles) from the SEI.