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Jobs: The most in-demand industries revealed

As employment ads rise a new report reveals where the most in demand jobs are

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Jobs: The most in-demand industries revealed

Job ads have increased for the first time since May 2022, according to a new report from job marketplace SEEK.

The report revealed national job ads in January rose 2.8 per cent, month-on-month, with jobs in the manufacturing, transport and logistics industries seeing the most growth, with a 5.3 per cent rise Australia wide.

Every state and territory recorded a rise in job ads in January. Tasmania led the way, with job advertisements lifting by 8.5 per cent. Queensland followed with a 4.2 per cent lift, while New South Wales job ads were was up 2.7 per cent.

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“With all eyes on the global economy, and uncertainty around what 2023 will bring for Australians, hiring activity has stabilised in January and candidate activity continues to grow,” Kendra Banks, managing director at SEEK ANZ, said.

For some industries, the rise in job ads in January was the first rise since job ads peaked in the middle of last year and yet, the majority of industries are still at job ad volumes higher than January 2019.

Seven industries have recorded job ads at least 50 per cent greater than pre-pandemics levels.

January 2023 v January 2019

  • Community Services & Development - +101.5%

  • Farming, Animals & Conservation - +89.5%

  • Education & Training - +74.4%

  • Hospitality & Tourism - +60.0%

  • Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics - +59.9%

  • Trades & Services - +55.3%

  • Healthcare & Medical - +50.2%

Banks said the new data reflected the number of Australians changing jobs.

“More Australians have been taking the opportunity to investigate their career options, with both visitation to seek.com.au and applications per job ad jumping month-on-month,” she said.

“This rise in applications per job ad is partly a result of the drop in job ads in December, but is also caused by increased candidate activity, as more Australians begin to make career moves.”

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