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2019 December Jobs Report – Retail Sector Fails to Bolster Job Figures

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 Australian jobs market.

Here are our findings for December…

Adzuna Job Vacancy Index

Adzuna Average Salary Index

Key points

  • Average advertised salaries increased 6% year-on-year.
  • Job advertisements continued a downward slump, dropping to 18% when compared to December last year.
  • The number of job seekers competing for each role finished the year at a high of 7.50 job seekers per job vacancy.
  • Jobs in the construction industry declined 19% 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

Region Average Salary Salary %
Month Change
Australia $99,834 +6%
New South Wales $103,662 +3%
Victoria $93,891 +3%
Queensland $94,651 +2%
Western Australia $91,068 -8%
ACT $105,850 -4%
South Australia $91,192 +7%
Tasmania $82,792 -6%
Northern Territory $94,598 +5%