November 2017 Report

  • The Labourforce / Impex TL&SC Job Index rose a further 2% in October The National Job Index rose from 149.07 to 151.39, a new record high
  • The normal seasonal glut of temporary and contract roles appears to have ended early this year
  • Permanent job opportunities are booming with demand at record levels
  • The resource rich states of WA and Queensland are recovering well, the NSW/ ACT market has remained surprisingly flat and unpredictable all year
  • Demand for Road Transport workers continues to defy gravity rising a further 5.5% in October
  • It was also a good month for anyone looking for work in clerical positions. Job opportunities rose 4.8%
  • The big winner was the Public Sector where job vacancies rose for a second month taking it’s Index to a new all time high of 233.33
  • The bull run in Manufacturing came to an abrupt halt. Demand shrank by 6% ending four consecutive months of significant growth
  • Transport and Logistic employers are lagging behind the broader national market