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August Job Report – Job vacancies continue downward spiral

To make finding a job easier, Adzuna brings all the jobs in Australia to the one place. This means we have the most up-to-date statistics and insights on the Australia jobs market.

Here are our findings for August…

Adzuna Job Vacancy Index

Adzuna Average Salary Index




Key Points

  • Average advertised salaries increased by 1% year-on-year.
  • Job advertisements continue to decline at a rapid pace, dropping 13% compared to August last year and dropping 6.4% since since July.
  • The number of job seekers competing for each role continues to increase reaching 6.77 job seekers per job vacancy in August.
  • Jobs in the construction industry have plummeted 21% year-on-year.

Monthly Job and Salary Trends


Six month change in jobseekers per vacancy

Worst states to find a job


Best states to find a job

National wage breakdown