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Darwin is the Best Place in Australia to find a job – October Job Report

  • Darwin has been named the best city to get a job, with 2.24 jobseekers per vacancy.
  • Townsville is the worst place to find a job in Australia, with 23.82 jobseekers per vacancy
  • Despite mass public sector redundancies and a recruitment freeze Canberra continues to be a good place to get a job, with 3.62 job seekers per vacancy
  • The disparity between state capitals and other cities is clearly evident, with all of the top 5 being state capitals.

Darwin has been named the best city to get a job with 2.24 jobseekers per vacancy. This is due to a strong job market, buoyed by the significant investment in liquefied natural gas in 2014, but without the population growth to match. In January it was reported that Northern Territory’s population growth is down about 45 per cent on decade-average levels.

Townsville is the worst place to find a job in Australia. Over the last 12 months Townsville’s mining sector has had a dramatic decline. This has resulted in a huge increase job competition, and therefore the largest amount of jobseekers per vacancy.

Despite mass public sector redundancies and a recruitment freeze Canberra continues to be one of the best places to find a job. The freeze has now been lifted and we would expect further improvements in the coming months.

The disparity between state capitals and other cities is clearly evident and continues to be a concern, as all of the top 5 are state capitals

Job Report Australia