Mining leads Australian job growth

Mining continues to experience the greatest job ad growth of all industries featured on online portal SEEK.

The latest SEEK data revealed there were 12.6 per cent new job ads on the site this July compared to 12 months ago.

SEEK chief commercial officer Kendra Banks said all but three Australian industries enjoyed positive growth, with the mining, resources and energy category pacing the expansion.

“While off a low base, the mining, resources and energy industry continued to have the greatest job ad growth of all industries on SEEK, up 73 per cent year-on-year (y/y) this July,” Banks said.

“The pick-up of exploration activities by mining companies, especially in Western Australia, after cutbacks over the past few years, is driving job advertising growth on SEEK across the mining, resources and energy industry.”

All states and territories enjoyed positive job ad growth on SEEK in July.

“In the mining-dominated states a recovery is underway, with ads on SEEK up 16.8 per cent y/y in WA and 20.2 per cent y/y in Queensland,” Banks added.

Source: SEEK