This year’s edition has identified four key trends:
- Labour market conditions are strong — employment is up by a robust 403,300 over the year to January 2018.
- Young people are benefiting from the strong labour market conditions — industries with large numbers of young workers include Retail Trade (around 386,000), Accommodation and Food Services (385,000) and Construction (175,000).
- Australia’s industry structure is changing — today, more than three in every four Australian workers are employed in a service industry, with much of the growth driven by Health Care and Social Assistance.
- There are now more jobs for higher skilled workers — the majority of employment growth over the past five years has been in occupations that generally require post-school qualifications, and this trend is likely to continue.
SOURCE: Australian Department of Jobs and Small Business. “Australian Jobs 2018.” DJSB, 2 May 2018.
Australian Jobs Infographics
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