Jobs market firing up
Job ads are now a very solid +12.6 per cent higher than a year ago according to SEEK.
Aside from a brief 14-month period in 2007/8, the index has never been higher - although there are more part time jobs advertised today.
Ads continued to accelerate in New South Wales (+7.3 per cent) and Victoria (+14.1 per cent).
But it was heartening to see that the southern states are now contributing, with a scorching +22 per cent increase in Tasmania in particular.
The strongest performing industry was mining, and this was reflected by improving numbers in Western Australia (+16.8 per cent), South Australia, and the Northern Territory.
Queensland also produced a vastly improved result, up by +20.2 per cent over the year, the best result since 2011.
Advertised salaries are also rising solidly, while the number of applicants per advertised position is also in a pleasing decline.