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6354.0 - Job Vacancies, Australia, May 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/06/2006   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

May 2006
Feb 2006 to May 2006
May 2005 to May 2006
'000
% change
% change

Trend estimates
Private sector
134.8
5.1
6.3
Public sector
16.8
4.7
9.0
Private and public sectors
151.6
5.1
6.7

Job Vacancies, Trend
Graph: Job Vacancies, Trend



MAY KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES
  • Total job vacancies in May 2006 were 151,600, an increase of 5.1% from February 2006.
  • The number of job vacancies in the private sector was 134,800 in May 2006, an increase of 5.1% from February 2006.
  • The number of job vacancies in the public sector was 16,800 in May 2006, an increase of 4.7% from February 2006.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
August 2006 28 September 2006
November 2006 10 January 2007



SAMPLING ERROR

For information on sampling error, including standard errors for original estimates contained in this publication, see the Technical Note.



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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)

2005
February
48.2
33.0
35.4
8.8
15.3
2.6
2.3
4.0
149.5
146.6
143.0
May
41.2
31.6
34.9
7.4
14.5
1.9
2.3
4.0
137.8
141.4
142.1
August
39.1
32.8
33.4
8.8
16.9
2.2
2.7
4.4
140.3
137.8
137.7
November
45.4
30.2
24.1
8.7
15.8
2.3
2.1
3.9
132.6
134.6
138.6
2006
February
46.6
31.6
32.3
8.4
20.6
2.1
1.9
3.8
147.3
144.4
144.3
May
41.7
32.8
36.8
10.8
21.2
2.4
2.4
3.9
152.0
155.0
151.6

CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)

2005
February
6.2
-3.1
23.1
17.4
16.5
26.9
-18.3
13.4
9.1
5.2
3.2
May
-14.5
-4.4
-1.3
-15.6
-4.9
-29.6
3.5
-1.2
-7.8
-3.5
-0.6
August
-5.1
3.9
-4.4
18.4
16.5
20.1
16.4
10.7
1.8
-2.5
-3.1
November
16.1
-8.1
-27.9
-0.1
-6.5
5.1
-22.5
-9.9
-5.5
-2.3
0.7
2006
February
2.8
4.6
34.0
-3.4
30.4
-12.3
-8.2
-4.8
11.1
7.3
4.1
May
-10.5
3.8
14.0
27.5
2.8
18.6
22.0
5.0
3.2
7.3
5.1

CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)

2004
May
14.2
33.9
30.3
4.0
35.7
-15.6
107.1
13.9
23.4
21.6
12.7
2005
May
-5.7
3.0
39.1
22.3
37.8
8.1
-4.1
55.2
12.3
11.3
19.2
2006
May
1.3
3.6
5.2
45.6
46.1
31.3
1.1
-0.3
10.3
9.6
6.7

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)

2005
February
44.6
29.3
32.8
8.0
14.0
2.1
1.2
2.1
134.2
131.0
127.5
May
37.8
28.4
32.2
6.7
13.2
*1.1
1.2
2.0
122.7
126.3
126.7
August
35.8
29.3
30.5
7.7
15.7
1.7
1.8
*2.2
124.6
122.2
122.5
November
41.9
26.9
21.2
7.8
14.5
1.9
1.2
*1.9
117.3
119.5
123.1
2006
February
42.9
28.7
28.8
7.6
19.3
1.6
1.0
2.0
131.9
128.6
128.2
May
37.4
29.6
32.7
9.6
19.7
2.0
1.5
*2.0
134.5
137.7
134.8

CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)

2005
February
6.3
-4.6
25.5
31.3
22.8
22.1
-33.1
25.7
10.4
5.6
3.2
May
-15.3
-3.1
-1.9
-16.4
-5.7
-44.7
0.6
-6.1
-8.6
-3.6
-0.6
August
-5.3
2.9
-5.3
15.8
18.3
47.3
49.1
9.9
1.6
-3.2
-3.4
November
17.0
-8.0
-30.6
1.4
-7.4
12.9
-37.2
-11.1
-5.9
-2.2
0.5
2006
February
2.6
6.6
36.1
-3.3
32.9
-17.4
-10.4
2.5
12.5
7.6
4.2
May
-13.0
3.3
13.6
26.5
2.5
28.2
40.6
1.6
2.0
7.1
5.1

CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)

2004
May
18.5
40.8
32.5
9.3
49.3
-26.3
260.3
28.6
28.7
26.5
15.9
2005
May
-5.1
2.8
41.4
23.7
39.1
-10.7
-23.2
34.5
12.0
10.9
19.5
2006
May
-1.1
4.2
1.6
43.6
49.2
76.0
17.9
1.7
9.7
9.0
6.3

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

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)

2005
February
3.5
3.7
2.6
0.8
1.2
0.6
1.0
1.9
15.3
15.6
15.5
May
3.4
3.2
2.7
0.7
1.3
0.7
1.1
2.0
15.1
15.1
15.4
August
3.3
3.5
2.9
1.0
1.3
0.6
0.9
2.2
15.7
15.6
15.2
November
3.5
3.2
2.9
0.9
1.3
0.5
1.0
2.0
15.3
15.1
15.5
2006
February
3.7
2.9
3.5
0.9
1.4
0.5
0.9
1.8
15.4
15.8
16.1
May
4.4
3.1
4.0
1.2
1.5
0.4
0.9
1.9
17.5
17.3
16.8

CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)

2005
February
5.6
11.0
-0.7
-44.4
-26.5
47.5
10.5
2.2
-1.2
1.8
2.5
May
-3.4
-14.6
6.6
-6.8
4.1
24.2
6.9
4.3
-1.3
-3.6
-0.2
August
-3.6
12.0
6.6
42.9
-2.0
-22.8
-20.0
11.4
3.7
3.7
-1.3
November
6.9
-8.6
-0.1
-11.5
5.2
-18.5
8.0
-8.7
-2.3
-3.3
1.5
2006
February
4.8
-11.2
18.6
-4.1
3.2
9.2
-5.5
-11.8
0.7
4.7
3.8
May
18.4
8.2
17.1
36.0
8.1
-12.0
0.8
8.9
13.2
9.7
4.7

CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)

2004
May
-16.9
-7.7
12.4
-25.7
-26.3
44.9
14.0
-1.5
-8.0
-8.7
-8.3
2005
May
-11.4
5.8
17.4
9.9
25.6
62.3
32.5
83.5
14.5
13.7
17.5
2006
May
27.8
-1.7
47.9
64.9
15.0
-39.6
-17.7
-2.3
15.4
15.1
9.0

4. JOB VACANCIES, Industry: Original

2005
2006
February
May
August
November
February
May
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

Mining
2.8
2.7
4.1
3.7
3.8
3.9
Manufacturing
11.5
14.0
15.6
13.1
15.4
13.0
Electricity, gas and water supply
0.7
1.0
0.9
1.0
0.9
0.9
Construction
9.7
*9.7
6.4
5.7
*7.2
9.6
Wholesale trade
9.9
*6.6
*6.3
*5.0
11.0
11.6
Retail trade
24.3
21.1
25.9
22.6
21.2
21.6
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
8.6
6.3
*7.4
10.8
*6.1
6.7
Transport and storage
4.5
*4.5
3.9
2.7
3.8
3.1
Communication services
*1.1
0.6
0.4
0.4
0.4
*1.1
Finance and insurance
6.1
7.4
*8.0
*8.2
6.6
8.1
Property and business services
35.4
31.9
28.5
29.3
33.9
35.3
Government administration and defence
7.1
6.3
7.6
7.9
7.9
8.7
Education
5.4
4.1
3.9
2.9
3.3
3.6
Health and community services
12.0
14.0
12.7
10.2
14.9
14.9
Cultural and recreational services
*3.6
3.7
3.0
3.5
3.9
3.9
Personal and other services
*6.9
*4.0
*5.6
*5.6
6.9
*5.8
All industries
149.5
137.8
140.3
132.6
147.3
152.0

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


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