SEEK has released its jobs dashboard for April, which revealed that job ads rose another 2.9% over the month to be up a whopping 22.5% year-on-year and 59.7% higher than April 2019:
Applications per job ad were also down 7.6% month-on-month to be 47.0% lower year-on-year.
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The next graphic shows the month-on-month changes across each jurisdiction, with all markets posting rising job ads:
SEEK’s data is confirmed by other surveys from the ABS, ANZ and the National Skills Commission, which all show soaring job ads and vacancies:
Clearly, Australia is experiencing its tightest labour market in decades due largely to the sharp fall in migrant workers over the pandemic.