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6354.0 - Job Vacancies, Australia, May 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/06/2007   
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TABLES

1. JOB VACANCIES, States and territories

Original
Seasonally
Adjusted
Trend

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Australia
Australia
Australia

VACANCIES ('000)

2006
February
46.6
31.6
32.3
8.4
20.6
2.1
1.9
3.8
147.3
144.4
143.5
May
41.7
32.8
36.8
10.8
21.2
2.4
2.4
3.9
152.0
153.1
151.0
August
42.5
31.6
39.8
9.0
22.6
2.3
2.6
4.7
155.0
154.9
157.1
November
47.7
31.6
38.8
9.4
23.9
2.5
2.7
4.5
161.1
163.4
160.3
2007
February
48.2
32.1
38.7
9.9
25.0
2.5
2.5
4.8
163.7
160.6
163.2
May
51.9
31.8
35.6
10.2
27.0
2.3
2.4
5.3
166.5
166.9
166.0

CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)

2006
February
2.8
4.6
34.0
-3.4
30.4
-12.3
-8.2
-4.8
11.1
7.4
3.8
May
-10.5
3.8
14.0
27.5
2.8
18.6
22.0
5.0
3.2
6.0
5.2
August
1.9
-3.6
8.3
-16.2
6.2
-6.6
8.4
18.3
2.0
1.2
4.0
November
12.1
0.1
-2.5
4.1
6.0
10.2
5.4
-3.9
3.9
5.5
2.0
2007
February
1.2
1.7
-0.4
5.3
4.8
1.3
-7.6
6.0
1.7
-1.7
1.8
May
7.6
-0.9
-8.0
2.9
7.7
-9.6
-4.3
11.9
1.7
3.9
1.7

CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)

2005
May
-5.7
3.0
39.1
22.3
37.8
8.1
-4.1
55.2
12.3
10.7
19.1
2006
May
1.3
3.6
5.2
45.6
46.1
31.3
1.1
-0.3
10.3
9.1
6.3
2007
May
24.4
-2.8
-3.3
-5.4
27.0
-5.8
1.0
35.0
9.5
9.0
9.9

2. JOB VACANCIES, Private sector - States and territories

Original
Seasonally
Adjusted
Trend

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Australia
Australia
Australia

VACANCIES ('000)

2006
February
42.9
28.7
28.8
7.6
19.3
1.6
1.0
2.0
131.9
128.7
127.5
May
37.4
29.6
32.7
9.6
19.7
2.0
1.5
*2.0
134.5
135.8
134.5
August
38.0
28.8
36.5
8.2
21.4
1.8
1.5
2.5
138.8
138.6
140.2
November
43.1
28.2
34.8
8.6
22.5
2.3
1.6
2.6
143.6
146.2
143.2
2007
February(a)
43.8
28.6
35.2
9.1
23.7
2.2
1.6
2.8
147.1
143.6
146.4
May
47.5
28.5
31.8
9.5
25.1
*2.0
1.5
3.3
149.2
149.8
148.7

CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)

2006
February
2.6
6.6
36.1
-3.3
32.9
-17.4
-10.4
2.5
12.5
7.8
3.8
May
-13.0
3.3
13.6
26.5
2.5
28.2
40.6
1.6
2.0
5.5
5.5
August
1.7
-3.0
11.6
-14.5
8.2
-8.1
6.7
26.4
3.2
2.1
4.3
November
13.4
-1.9
-4.8
4.6
5.4
22.6
5.1
0.3
3.5
5.5
2.1
2007
February(a)
1.6
1.3
1.4
5.8
5.3
-0.5
-3.0
10.6
2.4
-1.8
2.2
May
8.5
-0.4
-9.8
4.1
5.7
-10.1
-3.5
17.8
1.4
4.3
1.6

CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)

2005
May
-5.1
2.8
41.4
23.7
39.1
-10.7
-23.2
34.5
12.0
10.4
19.4
2006
May
-1.1
4.2
1.6
43.6
49.2
76.0
17.9
1.7
9.7
8.3
6.2
2007
May(a)
27.3
-4.0
-2.8
-1.4
26.9
0.7
5.0
65.3
10.9
10.3
10.6

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
(a) See paragraphs 21 and 22 of the Explanatory Notes.

3. JOB VACANCIES, Public sector - States and territories

Original
Seasonally
Adjusted
Trend

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Australia
Australia
Australia

VACANCIES ('000)

2006
February
3.7
2.9
3.5
0.9
1.4
0.5
0.9
1.8
15.4
15.7
16.0
May
4.4
3.1
4.0
1.2
1.5
0.4
0.9
1.9
17.5
17.3
16.5
August
4.5
2.8
3.3
0.8
1.2
0.4
1.0
2.1
16.2
16.3
16.9
November
4.6
3.4
4.0
0.8
1.4
0.3
1.1
1.9
17.4
17.2
17.1
2007
February(a)
4.4
3.5
3.4
0.8
1.3
0.3
0.9
1.9
16.7
17.0
16.8
May
4.4
3.4
3.8
0.7
1.9
0.3
0.9
2.0
17.3
17.1
17.3

CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)

2006
February
4.8
-11.2
18.6
-4.1
3.2
9.2
-5.5
-11.8
0.7
4.1
3.2
May
18.4
8.2
17.1
36.0
8.1
-12.0
0.8
8.9
13.2
10.1
3.0
August
3.4
-10.0
-18.7
-30.0
-20.1
0.5
11.0
9.9
-7.3
-6.0
2.4
November
1.2
20.3
23.2
-1.2
16.9
-42.1
5.8
-8.9
7.8
5.5
1.6
2007
February(a)
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
May
-1.7
-5.2
10.9
-10.1
43.2
-5.9
-5.6
3.4
3.6
0.7
2.8

CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)

2005
May
-11.4
5.8
17.4
9.9
25.6
62.3
32.5
83.5
14.5
13.6
17.5
2006
May
27.8
-1.7
47.9
64.9
15.0
-39.6
-17.7
-2.3
15.4
15.1
6.7
2007
May(a)
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np

np not published due to break in series
(a) Break in series between November 2006 and February 2007. See paragraphs 21 and 22 of the Explanatory Notes.

4. JOB VACANCIES, Industry: Original

2006
2007
February
May
August
November
February
May
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

Mining
3.8
3.9
3.9
3.8
4.4
5.0
Manufacturing
15.4
13.0
16.0
14.8
17.1
16.0
Electricity, gas and water supply
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.7
1.1
0.9
Construction
*7.2
9.6
*5.4
6.6
7.9
7.2
Wholesale trade
11.0
11.6
10.1
9.6
10.3
7.6
Retail trade
21.2
21.6
28.5
27.6
26.7
28.5
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
*6.1
6.7
7.5
12.1
10.0
9.9
Transport and storage
3.8
3.1
3.1
3.9
4.5
4.2
Communication services
0.4
*1.1
1.3
1.4
1.7
*1.8
Finance and insurance
6.6
8.1
8.0
7.7
8.3
9.4
Property and business services
33.9
35.3
35.2
35.7
36.6
40.5
Government administration and defence
7.9
8.7
7.9
8.3
8.0
7.8
Education
3.3
3.6
4.8
3.9
3.9
4.3
Health and community services
14.9
14.9
12.6
14.3
15.5
14.2
Cultural and recreational services
3.9
3.9
4.7
4.6
2.3
3.4
Personal and other services
6.9
*5.8
5.0
*6.1
5.3
*5.9
All industries
147.3
152.0
155.0
161.1
163.7
166.5

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution


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