Australia job ads on the rise

12 December 2005


New figures show the jobs market in Australia continues to strengthen.

The Seek Employment Index shows an 11 percent increase in the number of job ads posted during the month of November - a 32 percent rise on the same period last year.

Seek director Andrew Basset hopes the trend will continue into the new year.

"We believe so - it's hard to have visibility into the new year but usually at this time, things slow down in terms of job ads," he said.

"So I think the fact that job ads have actually grown from October to November, which is quite rare in past years that that occurs, makes us feel that next year is likely to be very strong at the beginning of the year."