January 2018 Report

  • The Labourforce / Impex TL&SC Job Index slipped by 1.3% in December
  • The National Index fell from 151.69 to 149.71 remaining close to record levels
  • The Permanent job market fell 2.1% in December but enjoyed 11% growth in 2017
  • The proportion of Contingent (eg Temporary and Contract) vacancies fell 2.1% over 12 months
  • In NSW/ACT demand fell 5.5% over 12 months, while VIC/ TAS grew by 17.1% over the same period
  • Both Road Transport and Air, Sea and Rail Transport enjoyed strong growth in 2017 but both dipped in December
  • TL&SL Management roles grew a very healthy 11.4% in the second half of the year
  • It has been a remarkable year for job opportunities in the Manufacturing sector. Demand has increased by a staggering 58.2%
  • Disruption in Retail and Wholesale led to a 9.5% decline on job opportunities while the national market grew by 6.7%