October 2018 Quarterly Report

  • The Labourforce/Impex TL&SC Job Index rose 6.1% in the September quarter to a record level of 165.98
  • Contingent job opportunities surged 9.2% in the quarter although this was less than seen in prior years
  • Permanent vacancies rose 5% and have enjoyed more consistent growth rising 16.2% year on year to a new record high
  • The Victorian market is on fire with growth of 11% in the quarter, 19.1% over 12 months
  • Both NSW and Queensland were strong over the quarter but fell back in the month of September
  • Road Transport has been the big winner over 12 months rising a mammoth 30.6%
  • Executive level roles have been in short supply all year, but these picked up in the last quarter
  • Transport and Logistics had a relatively quiet quarter. Demand is up 37.5% year on year although it peaked in August and fell in September
  • Manufacturing has also been bullish while Retail and Wholesale have disappointed with relatively little job creation in a historically buoyant quarter.