Published on Jul 30, 2018

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An annual jobs report produced by the Department of Jobs and Small Business shows that labour market conditions have improved considerably.

Australian Jobs 2018 was released in May 2018, and offers a comprehensive review of the Australian labour market and job situation.

Employment between January 2017 and January 2018 had increased by 3.3 per cent which is more than double the decade annual average rate of 1.6 per cent. Full time employment rose by 3.6 per cent and part time by 2.8 per cent. Youth employment rose by 2.4 per cent.

The total number of people across Australia who were employed reached 12,380,100, with 3,920,600 employed persons living in NSW.

Three out of four employed Australians are working in the service economy. Service jobs include health jobs, professional services such as legal and accountants, and jobs in fitness and beauty industries.

Significant job creation has also occurred over the previous five years in Construction, Education and Training, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and Accommodation and Food Services.

Australian Jobs used data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Department of Jobs and Small Business, the Department of Education and Training and the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Traditional industries are trending with job losses. The sectors which showed the largest numbers of job losses were Manufacturing, Mining and Wholesale Trade.

Australia’s ageing population and the advance of technology and automation is expected to continue to change the nature of jobs and the types of jobs available in Australia.

Read more on Australian Jobs.

These findings are consistent with the latest 2016 Census which found 4 out of 5 Australians now work in the service sector. To read our story on this click here.