Australian job vacancies advertised on the internet decreased markedly in April, data from a survey by the the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) showed Wednesday.
The number of vacancies advertised on the internet dropped a seasonally adjusted 7 percent month-on-month to 207,200 in April.
Vacancies in all the eight occupational groups decreased during the month. Job advertisements for professionals decreased 9 percent month-on-month, marking the sharpest fall among all categories. Vacancies of clerical and administrative workers dropped 7.9 percent.
Compared to April 2011, the number of internet job advertisements declined a seasonally adjusted 14.7 percent during the month. Vacancies of clerical and administrative workers declined 20.1 percent annually, while job ads for professionals fell by 17.3 percent, the agency said.
by RTT Staff Writer
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