In September 2012, combined internet and newspaper job advertisements provided an average weekly total of 151 482 vacancies, a decrease of 2.8 per cent on the previous month and a decrease of 10.8 per cent compared to September 2011.
The average weekly number of job advertisements in major metropolitan newspapers in September 2012 was 6192. This represents a decrease of 3.6 per cent on August 2012 and 25.1 per cent decrease when compared to September 2011.
Internet job advertisements totalled 145 290 in September 2012, representing a 2.7 per cent decrease since August 2012 and a 10.1 per cent decrease compared to September 2011.
Note: ANZ job advertisements data are revised monthly and these revisions can be significant.
What is measured?
The ANZ job advertisement series measures the average weekly number of job advertisements in major metropolitan newspapers and on the internet. These figures are available monthly since January 1975 for newspapers and since July 1999 for the internet.
Related statistics in this bulletin
- 1.1 Employment
- 1.2 Unemployment
- 1.3 Labour force
- 1.4 Long-term unemployment
- 1.8 Jobseekers receiving Newstart Allowance
- ABS, Job vacancies, Cat. no. 6354.0