Australian Job Market Articles

Australian Employment Statistics
Monthly employment and unemployment figures.

What to Do When an Employee Is Struggling with A Creative Block
March 27 2018 - Here are several steps, tips and pointers that can be used to help one overcome a creative block.

December 8 2011 - 1.7 million Australians over 18 are prevented from working as much as they want for a variety of reasons, according to a new Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) study.

Employer Change Survey
September 11 2010 - Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed that about one in six workers started work with a new employer/business in the year to February 2010.

Australian Recruitment Picture Brightening
January 5 2010 - People may believe that the global financial crisis (GFC) has made job-hunting more difficult but a recent survey from Mercer suggests that the recruitment picture is better than it seems.

Survey shows diversity of job arrangements
November 12 2009 - The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) conducts six-yearly surveys on the diversity of working and superannuation arrangements. The most recent survey, conducted between April and July 2007, shows that almost a fifth of Australian jobholders regarded their job as casual.

1.7 Million Australians Looked For Work Last Year
November 12 2009 - Just over 1,700,000 people (10% of Australians aged 15 years or more) were unemployed and looking for work at some time in the twelve months up to February 2009, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Almost 3 Million Work Extra Hours Or Overtime
June 1 2007 - More than 37% of all employees worked extra hours or overtime in November 2006 according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Work is a challenge for young Australians
August 18 2006 - A new study shows that the transition to adult life takes longer and is a more complex process for the current generation of young people in Australia. While they often remain in education for longer, they also face less secure job prospects, according to the latest Brotherhood of St Laurence Youth Transition Social Barometer.

Jobseekers need better support
October 25 2005 - A new report from the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Melbourne Citymission and Hanover Welfare Services concludes that Australia's most disadvantaged job seekers are being given a raw deal under the Federal Government's Personal Support Programme (PSP)

Retail careers are rarely intentional
July 18 2005 - Research by Monash University's Australian Centre for Retail Studies (ACRS) shows that retail is rarely a first choice of career, with most people who work in retail having 'fallen into it'.

Newspaper Ads Down, Web Ads Down in June
July 7 2005 - Major Metropolitan newspaper job advertisements were down 1.9% in June and internet job advertisements fell by 2.5% according to an ANZ report.

Hidden Unemployment
March 10 2005 - Official unemployment figures continue to hide the real number of people who want to work in Australia, according to a number of agencies.

Job Network is failing the long-term unemployed
August 2 2004 - The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has called for total overhaul of the Australian Federal Government's Job Network employment services.

Full-time workers stay longer with same employer
October 13 2003 - Full-time workers stay longer with their employers than part-timers, according to recent figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

One in Two People Starting a Job Were Previously Out of Work
April 15 2003 - An Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) report shows that just over half (52%) of the 1.6 million workers who started their present jobs in the year up to July 2002 were out of work prior to beginning that job.

Employers More Satisfied With Job Network
February 17 2003 - Employers' attitudes towards the Commonwealth Government Employment Service have become much more positive since the introduction of the Job Network, according to Employment Services Minister, Mal Brough.

Higher proportion of people working on casual basis
September 17 2002 - A fifth of all employed people consider themselves to be employed on a casual basis, according to recent results from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The current rate of 20% represents an increase of three percentage points since the last Forms of Employment Survey conducted in 1998.

Back in work after retrenchment
August 8 2002 - Two thirds (67%) of people retrenched in the previous three years were back in employment by July 2001, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This is a significant improvement on the 55% in employment at July 1997 after retrenchment in the three years prior.

More than One in Three Unemployed are Under 25
April 3 2002 - More than a third (39%) of the country's unemployed are aged between 15 and 24, according to recent figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Jobseekers Urgently Need Welfare Reform Phase 2
13 February 2002 - The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) released its Federal Budget submission, calling for urgent Government action to commit itself to the next phase of welfare reform. ACOSS President Andrew McCallum said: