The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has today released job vacancy data for the February quarter of 2021, which has rebounded way above pre-COVID levels.
Overall job vacancies rose 13.7% over the February quarter, with private sector vacancies rising 14.0% and public sector vacancies rising 10.9%.
Over the year to February, job vacancies rose by 26.7%, with private sector vacancies climbing 28.5% and public sector vacancies rising 13.7%:
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The bounce has been broad-based, with all states experiencing strong growth in job vacancies over the year to February:
This release adds to the avalanche of data showing a V-shaped recovery for the Australian economy.