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6354.0 - Job Vacancies, Australia, May 2008  
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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)

2007
February
48.2
32.1
38.7
9.9
25.0
2.5
2.5
4.8
163.7
160.9
163.0
May
51.9
31.8
35.6
10.2
27.0
2.3
2.4
5.3
166.5
168.6
168.4
August
51.7
31.6
38.5
10.0
29.7
2.8
2.8
6.1
173.1
173.1
174.4
November
55.5
36.1
37.3
9.4
32.6
2.6
3.5
5.9
182.8
183.4
179.0
2008
February
54.7
36.2
38.6
9.8
27.1
*2.6
4.2
4.9
178.0
178.4
181.6
May
56.5
38.5
41.6
8.6
27.2
2.6
3.6
5.6
184.4
184.4
183.6

CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)

2007
February
1.2
1.7
-0.4
5.3
4.8
1.3
-7.6
6.0
1.7
-0.7
1.9
May
7.6
-0.9
-8.0
2.9
7.7
-9.6
-4.3
11.9
1.7
4.8
3.3
August
-0.5
-0.7
8.2
-1.8
10.2
19.7
15.5
14.9
4.0
2.7
3.6
November
7.4
14.2
-3.2
-6.3
9.6
-6.9
28.0
-2.8
5.6
6.0
2.6
2008
February
-1.4
0.4
3.5
4.7
-16.8
1.4
18.1
-18.4
-2.6
-2.7
1.5
May
3.4
6.4
8.0
-12.0
0.2
1.2
-13.5
15.2
3.6
3.4
1.1

CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)

2006
May
1.3
3.6
5.2
45.6
46.1
31.3
1.1
-0.3
10.3
9.4
6.3
2007
May
24.4
-2.8
-3.3
-5.4
27.0
-5.8
1.0
35.0
9.5
9.4
11.4
2008
May
8.9
21.1
17.1
-15.2
0.8
14.4
51.1
5.0
10.8
9.4
9.0

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

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)

2007
February(a)
43.8
28.6
35.2
9.1
23.7
2.2
1.6
2.8
147.1
143.9
146.2
May
47.5
28.5
31.8
9.5
25.1
*2.0
1.5
3.3
149.2
151.3
150.9
August
47.1
28.0
34.4
9.3
28.2
*2.3
2.0
3.7
155.0
155.0
156.2
November
50.6
32.9
32.8
8.6
30.2
2.1
2.5
3.8
163.4
164.4
160.3
2008
February
49.2
33.0
34.9
9.2
24.8
*2.3
3.2
*2.9
159.4
159.4
162.6
May
51.0
34.7
38.4
7.9
24.8
2.1
2.4
3.9
165.2
165.2
164.4

CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)

2007
February(a)
1.6
1.3
1.4
5.8
5.3
-0.5
-3.0
10.6
2.4
-0.8
2.3
May
8.5
-0.4
-9.8
4.1
5.7
-10.1
-3.5
17.8
1.4
5.2
3.2
August
-0.9
-1.6
8.1
-1.8
12.4
16.1
30.5
11.6
3.9
2.5
3.5
November
7.3
17.3
-4.5
-7.3
7.2
-9.0
25.3
1.4
5.4
6.0
2.6
2008
February
-2.7
0.4
6.3
6.4
-17.9
6.9
26.8
-22.1
-2.5
-3.0
1.4
May
3.5
5.2
10.0
-13.5
0.3
-7.2
-23.3
32.7
3.6
3.6
1.1

CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)

2006
May
-1.1
4.2
1.6
43.6
49.2
76.0
17.9
1.7
9.7
8.6
6.3
2007
May(a)
27.3
-4.0
-2.8
-1.4
26.9
0.7
5.0
65.3
10.9
10.8
12.0
2008
May
7.2
21.8
20.7
-16.3
-0.8
4.7
59.1
17.1
10.7
9.2
8.9

* 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)

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
17.3
17.5
August
4.5
3.6
4.1
0.7
1.6
0.4
0.8
2.4
18.1
18.1
18.2
November
4.9
3.2
4.4
0.8
2.4
0.4
1.0
2.2
19.4
19.0
18.7
2008
February
5.4
3.2
3.7
0.7
2.3
0.3
1.0
1.9
18.6
19.0
19.0
May
5.6
3.9
3.3
0.7
2.3
0.5
1.2
1.7
19.2
19.2
19.2

CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)

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
1.9
4.3
August
4.1
7.0
9.0
-1.1
-18.0
46.1
-11.3
20.3
4.8
5.0
3.8
November
7.8
-10.3
7.9
7.3
53.3
5.1
35.1
-9.3
7.0
4.5
3.0
2008
February
11.3
0.2
-16.7
-14.3
-2.3
-25.8
-2.7
-12.0
-3.9
-0.1
1.9
May
2.8
19.7
-11.3
8.8
-1.0
62.1
17.4
-11.5
3.0
1.2
1.0

CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)

2006
May
27.8
-1.7
47.9
64.9
15.0
-39.6
-17.7
-2.3
15.4
15.3
6.8
2007
May(a)
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
np
2008
May
28.3
15.1
-13.0
-1.1
21.7
84.8
36.9
-15.0
11.0
11.0
10.0

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

2007
2008
February
May
August
November
February
May
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

Mining
4.4
5.0
4.8
5.2
5.0
6.0
Manufacturing
17.1
16.0
15.2
16.7
15.6
18.5
Electricity, gas and water supply
1.1
0.9
1.1
1.0
1.2
1.2
Construction
7.9
7.2
8.6
6.9
10.0
9.4
Wholesale trade
10.3
7.6
10.5
7.2
10.6
10.9
Retail trade
26.7
28.5
30.1
35.5
23.4
25.7
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
10.0
9.9
7.6
12.7
9.7
6.4
Transport and storage
4.5
4.2
4.0
4.9
4.0
4.6
Communication services
1.7
*1.8
*2.8
*3.0
3.7
2.5
Finance and insurance
8.3
9.4
8.3
9.4
9.6
8.9
Property and business services
36.6
40.5
45.2
41.1
46.5
50.2
Government administration and defence
8.0
7.8
8.1
8.2
7.8
7.1
Education
3.9
4.3
4.4
5.2
5.0
5.5
Health and community services
15.5
14.2
14.0
15.2
15.7
17.0
Cultural and recreational services
2.3
3.4
3.4
5.1
*3.8
*3.7
Personal and other services
5.3
*5.9
5.2
5.5
6.4
*6.9
All industries
163.7
166.5
173.1
182.8
178.0
184.4

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



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