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February Job Report – Vacancies down 32 %

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 February…

Adzuna Job Vacancy Index


Adzuna Average Salary Index

Key Points

  • Advertised job vacancies are down 36% year-on-year.
  • Average advertised salaries are down in every state and territory, with the exception of NSW where salaries increased 2%.
  • The number of job seekers competing for each role reached 7.8.
  • Jobs in engineering declined 18% year-on-year.

Job Market Competition

Worst states to find a job

Best states to find a job

National wage breakdown


Region Average Salary Salary %
12 Month Change
Australia $93,274 -1%
New South Wales $98,492 2%
Victoria $89,260 -1%
Queensland $88,686 -9%
Western Australia $88,943 -5%
ACT $103,259 -1%
South Australia $81,275 -12%
Tasmania $86,139 -14%
Northern Territory $87,265 -5%