Strong growth in mining job ads continues

The mining, resources and energy category continues to lead the growth in advertisements on jobs portal, SEEK.

Mining, resources and energy job advertisements experienced year-on-year growth of 62 per cent up to April 2018, helping the overall increase in national jobs rise by 16.5 per cent.

Jobs in mining, resources and energy increased across every Australian state, according to SEEK, with Queensland (91 per cent), Victoria (86 per cent) and New South Wales (62 per cent) driving the growth.

Despite posting lower year-on-year growth (51 per cent) than it East Coast counterparts, Western Australia was the largest contributor by volume, adding 800 new job opportunities to SEEK.

The next best growth sector at SEEK was community services and development, which saw a 49 per cent year-on-year increase in advertisements.

Source: SEEK