ANZ Australian Job Advertisements came flat in December after dropping by an upwardly revised 0.4 percent month-on-month in November 2018. On an annual basis, growth jumped to 4.1 percent (vs 2.1% percent in November). “Unless job ads jump by 1.3% or more in January, the annual rate of change in job ads will slip into negative territory for the first time since March-April 2014. This need not point to a drop in employment, however. The level of job ads is sufficiently high for ongoing employment growth even if they remain flat,” noted ANZ’s head of Australian Economics, David Plank. Job Advertisements in Australia averaged 141618.49 from 1999 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 258085 in April of 2008 and a record low of 69799 in July of 1999.