STATE OF THE NATION: SEEK JOB ADS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH IN MARCH 2021

 

 

STATE OF THE NATION: SEEK JOB ADS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH IN MARCH 2021

Figure 1: National SEEK Job Ad percentage change (m/m) – January 2020 to March 2021

STATE OF THE STATES: SOUTH AUSTRALIA, TASMANIA AND THE NORTHERN TERRITORY BREAK THEIR JOB AD RECORDS

The top three states that contributed the most to m/m job ad growth were New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland.

Table 2: National, state and territory job ad growth/decline comparing March 2021 to: i) February 2021 (m/m) and; ii) March 2020 (y/y)

Figure 2: National SEEK Job Ad percentage change by state (March 2021 vs February 2021)

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY SECTORS: HOSPITALITY & TOURISM LEADING THE INDUSTRIES GROWTH

For the second month running, every industry, except Farming, Animals and Conservation, has seen m/m growth. Increased job ad volume has been significant in some of the largest employing sectors, particularly in Hospitality & Tourism.

Kendra Banks commented, We have seen strong growth across some key industries, with Hospitality & Tourism having a notably strong start to the year, increasing by 34.8% month-on-month.

“There are a number of factors that likely led to a bumper month for Hospitality & Tourism. There was an easing of restrictions in some major capitals meaning that customer numbers could be increased, also incentives were introduced discounting flights and accommodation as well as businesses preparing for the Easter holidays.”

Figure 3: Top three sectors job ad volumes since January 2020

All industries saw a significant drop in March 2020, and one year on, all are showing significant growth back towards and often past pre-COVID levels. The top three industries making a positive contribution to the growth of job ads m/m are Hospitality & Tourism (34.8% m/m), Trades & Services (9.1% m/m), and Healthcare & Medical (8.6% m/m).

Below is an example of the types of roles most in-demand within the top three sectors for March:

  • Hospitality & Tourism includes roles for chefs/ cooks, waiting staff, bar & beverage staff, management, kitchen & sandwich hands, and front office & guest services.
  • Trades & Services with roles in automotive trades, labourers, electricians, welders & boiler makers, technicians, carpentry & cabinet making, and hair & beauty services.
  • Healthcare & Medical with roles in physiotherapy, OT & rehabilitation, aged care nursing, dental, psychology, counselling & social work and general & surgical nursing.

Figure 4: National SEEK Job Ad percentage change by industry (March 2021 vs February 2021)

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MEDIA NOTE: When reporting SEEK data, we request that you attribute SEEK as the source and refer to SEEK as an employment marketplace.

 

 

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