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IN good news for Aussie jobseekers, available work has increased by 6.6 per cent in the past year.
The latest data from SEEK reveals 6.6 per cent more new job ads listed on the website this April compared to last April, with every state and territory recording growth.
South Australia leads the pack with 18.4 per cent more job ads year-on-year, followed by Western Australia with 12.7 per cent.
SEEK Australia and New Zealand managing director Michael Ilczynski says SA’s figures mark 25 consecutive months of positive advertising trend growth for the state.
It is fuelled by trades and services roles (up 34 per cent year-on-year), manufacturing, transport and logistics (up 7 per cent) and healthcare and medical (up 4 per cent).
Meanwhile, WA’s figures are largely the result of the mining, resources and energy sector turning around.
“This latest advertising growth on SEEK for the mining, resources and energy industry is not just isolated to April. Over the past three months (February to April 2017), advertising across Australia for this industry has risen 70 per cent, when compared to the corresponding period in 2016,” Ilczynski says.
“This improvement, while off a low base, also reflects the sharp increases in prices of Australia’s largest resources, coal and iron ore, though some of these rises have since partially reversed.”
Across Australia the most sought fields in this sector are mining engineering and maintenance (average advertised salary on SEEK $123,445), mining operations ($113,451), and mining drill and blast ($107,138).
Overall, job ads also rose 10.1 per cent in Tasmania, 8.8 per cent in Queensland, 7.4 per cent in Victoria, 5.5 per cent in the Australian Capital Territory, 2.3 per cent in New South Wales, and 1.2 per cent in the Northern Territory.
*For more employment news, read the Careers section in Saturday’s News Corp Australia metropolitan newspapers.