Business Australia — Record level of job ads reveals worsening labour shortage

In the first half of 2022, Australian job advertisements reached its highest record level in 16 years. The rise of recruitment activity meant job ads were 25.7% higher compared to a year ago and 77.3% higher (or about 130,100 available positions) than pre-covid levels. SEEK revealed that job ads rose 2.1% from April and 25.6% year over year.