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  • December 04 2019
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Sector jobs across Australia

By Louise Chan
December 04 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: Recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed that the number of job vacancies in Australia increased in the February 2019 quarter.

Sector jobs across Australia

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INFOGRAPHIC: Recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed that the number of job vacancies in Australia increased in the February 2019 quarter.

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 Compared with the November 2018 quarter, which recorded 245,700 job vacancies, the quarter ending February 2019 recorded a 1.1 per cent increase in vacancies at 245,900.

This is also a 9.2 per cent increase when compared with February 2018 record, which registered a job vacancy record of 223,700 across Australian states and territories.

“Growth in the quarterly trend measure of job vacancies eased further to 1.1 per cent, which was well below the 5.2 per cent seen a year ago,” ABS chief economist Bruce Hockman confirmed.

Job vacancies in the private sector recorded 2,235,000 in the same quarter. This is an increase of 1.1 per cent compared with the November 2018 quarter and an increase of 9.2 per cent from the previous year.

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The number is lower in the public sector, with 21,400 job vacancies, which is a 0.8 per cent increase from the previous quarter and 9.4 per cent increase from the previous year.

The biggest contributor to the change is NSW, which recorded 87,800 job vacancies in February 2019, followed by Victoria with 68,300 vacancies.

Tasmania had the least number of job vacancies with 3,000, followed by the Northern Territory with 3,700.

The two industries with the most number of job vacancies across Australia are administrative and support services with 44,200; and health care and social assistance with 29,400.

Electricity, gas, water and waste services had the least vacancies with 1,900, followed by information, media and telecommunications with 2,700 vacancies.

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Louise is a content producer for Momentum Media’s nestegg who likes keeping up-to-date with all the ways people can work towards financial stability in 2019. She also enjoys turning complex information into easy-to-digest, practical tips to help those who want to achieve financial independence.

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Louise is a content producer for Momentum Media’s nestegg who likes keeping up-to-date with all the ways people can work towards financial stability in 2019. She also enjoys turning complex information into easy-to-digest, practical tips to help those who want to achieve financial independence.

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