Australia's job advertisements in newspapers and on the internet slumped 53.1 percent month-over-month to 63,806 in April 2020, after a marginally revised 10 percent fall in the prior month This was the steepest monthly decline on record, amid strict social distancing and business closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. The government's JobKeeper Plan payment to keep people in work could temper the rise in the jobless rate to around 9.5 percent but there would still be a substantial loss of employment, hours worked and household income over the coming months, according to ANZ senior economist, Catherine Birch. On an annual basis, job advertisements plunged 62.2 percent from the prior year, following an 18.2 percent drop in the prior month.

Job Advertisements in Australia averaged 142388.93 from 1999 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 258085.47 in April of 2008 and a record low of 63806 in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Job Advertisements - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Job Advertisements - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2020. source: Australia and New Zealand Banking Group

Job Advertisements in Australia is expected to be 120000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Job Advertisements in Australia to stand at 150500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Australia Job Advertisements is projected to trend around 151000.00 in 2021 and 153000.00 in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Job Advertisements

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
63806.00 136106.00 258085.47 63806.00 1999 - 2020 Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-03 12:30 AM Jan 3.8% -5.7% 3.7% 2.3%
2020-03-02 12:30 AM Feb 0.7% 4% -6.6% -5%
2020-04-07 01:30 AM Mar -10.3% 1.2% -2.9% -6%
2020-05-04 01:30 AM Apr -53.1% -10.0% -20%


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Australia Job Ads Fall at Record Pace
Australia's job advertisements in newspapers and on the internet slumped 53.1 percent month-over-month to 63,806 in April 2020, after a marginally revised 10 percent fall in the prior month This was the steepest monthly decline on record, amid strict social distancing and business closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. The government's JobKeeper Plan payment to keep people in work could temper the rise in the jobless rate to around 9.5 percent but there would still be a substantial loss of employment, hours worked and household income over the coming months, according to ANZ senior economist, Catherine Birch. On an annual basis, job advertisements plunged 62.2 percent from the prior year, following an 18.2 percent drop in the prior month.
2020-05-04
Australia Job Ads Plunge to an Over 11-Year Low
Australia's job advertisements in newspapers and on the internet slumped 10.3 percent month-over-month to 136,235 in March 2020, after an upwardly revised 1.2 percent gain in the prior month and compared with market estimates of a 2.9 percent fall. This was the steepest monthly decline since January 2009, amid strict social distancing and business closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. "Prior to the government's JobKeeper Plan payment, we forecast that more than 1.1 million workers could lose their jobs and the unemployment rate could rise to a peak of 13%," said ANZ senior economist, Catherine Birch. "However, we think the plan payment will keep more workers employed and reduce the peak in unemployment – the economic version of 'flattening the curve'," she added. On an annual basis, job advertisements slumped 18.2 percent from the prior year, after declining 10.2 percent in the prior month.
2020-04-07
Australia Job Advertisements Unexpectedly Rise in February
Australia's job advertisements in newspapers and on the internet unexpectedly rose by 0.7 percent month-over-month to 151,146 in February 2020, easily beating market expectations of a 6.6 percent slump and following an upwardly revised 4 percent increase in the previous month. "This has been a surprise to the positive side," said Catherine Birch, a senior economist at ANZ. "However, the past two months of gains weren't enough to regain levels seen prior to the sharp loss in December and any underlying momentum may stall in the near-term," she added. On an annual basis, job advertisements fell by 10.2 percent from the prior year, after declining 11.7 percent in the prior month.
2020-03-02
Australia Job Ads Rebounds in January
Australia's job advertisements in newspapers and on the internet rose by 3.8 percent month-over-month to 149,544 in January 2020, rebounding from a downwardly revised 5.7 percent fall in the previous month and compared to market consensus of a 3.7 percent rise. "The bushfires and coronavirus will likely have a negative effect on the labour market, along with economic activity, over the coming months, particularly for tourism-related industries," said Catherine Birch, a senior economist at ANZ. On an annual basis, job advertisements fell by 11.8 percent.
2020-02-03

Australia Job Advertisements
In Australia, job advertisements measure the number of jobs advertised in the major daily newspapers and internet sites covering the capital cities.