Job ad drop eases as salaries stay on the rise

Job ads have fallen by 6.5% compared to 12 months ago, a smaller decline than last month. The average salary has grown by 3.4% compared to the same time last year, while public service industries led the way for job growth once again.

-6.5%

Growth in job ads

More candidates

Change in candidate availability

More candidates per job ad on SEEK

$88,260

+3.4%

Compared to same month previous year

Source: SEEK Employment Trends May 2019 vs May 2018, seasonally adjusted