July 2017 Report

  • In June, the Labourforce / Impex TL&SC Job Index fell 1.4% from 133.34 to 131.49
  • The market has fallen 6.3% year to date but historically the second half is always stronger
  • The temporary and contract market was particularly subdued falling 4.3%
  • Vic/Tas fell 1.2% but it’s still up 4.2% year to date, the top performing region
  • NSW has been particularly weak. It fell 2% and 10.1% for the first six months of 2017
  • Air, Sea and Rail Transport job vacancies rose a further 3.6% the 10th rise in 11 months
  • White collar jobs are in short supply. Management fell 4% while Clerical roles retreated 2.9% in June
  • Transport and Logistics employers picked up job orders by 0.2%. Job opportunities are actually up 6.9% year to date while other industries struggle
  • Mining, Utilities and Construction looks particularly disturbing, down 18.9% year to date
  • Retail and Wholesale is also down but the second half of 2017 looks more promising