18 February 2010

Australian skilled worker vacancies up by 1.6 per cent in February

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Australian skilled job vacancies in February were up 1.6 per cent on January, new data from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations shows.

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A new job index has shown Australian skilled worker vacancies have increased in February.

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) skilled vacancies index in February was 44.4 points and vacancies rose in two of the three occupational groups monitored by the department.

Trades were up 4.0 per cent and associate professionals increased 1.3 per cent. Professionals fell by 4.0 per cent.

The report showed increases were recorded in advertised vacancies for 12 of the 18 skilled occupations monitored with the largest rise recorded in marketing and advertising, up 9.9 per cent.

Increases in skilled vacancies were recorded in most states and territories in February, led by Western Australia with a 5.3 per cent rise.

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