February 2017 Report

  • The Labourforce / Impex TL&SC Job Index fell 2.6% from the record high set in December
  • This is the normal seasonal cycle rather than anything more profound
  • Temporary and Contract job opportunities fell 7.4% while permanent fell jut 0.3%
  • All states and territories fell in January with the exception of SA/NT which grew by 2.7%
  • Queensland grew substantially last year while WA remains the weakest state by a long mark
  • Road Transport fell a whopping 11.4%, higher than previous Januarys
  • Both clerical and managerial job opportunities disappointed in January
  • All industries experienced a fall in job vacancies with the notable exception of Manufacturing
  • It is only Mining, Utilities and Construction where demand remains weak