There seems to be a lot of chat of late about the construction industry slowing in Australia, but on the job front, it’s quite the opposite with the actual number of jobs advertised higher than this time last year, according to Seek, Australia’s leading jobs website.
The number of jobs advertised on Seek in the construction sector saw growth of 13 per cent when compared to October 2015 with the strongest growth in South Australia, where ads grew by 37 per cent. This indicates that South Australia, which has struggled to create new jobs in the past year, is starting to see the impact of the investment in construction and infrastructure within the State.
In Western Australia, jobs advertised declined by 27 per cent year on year indicating the continued loss of roles in the mining sector are not being replaced by civil, commercial and residential construction. This is a stark contrast to Queensland which, despite also being impacted by the decline in mining, has grown construction jobs by 19 per cent year on year.
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