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Mining top industry for job ad growth in 2018

The mining, resources and energy industry has been cited in Seek’s latest employment report as the “star performer” for new job ad growth in 2018, with listings up 32 per cent on the previous year.

The report surveyed year-on-year job advertisement growth across 29 different sectors for an overall national average of 8.6 per cent growth, as well as a 3.9 per cent boost to the average advertised salary across all jobs.

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While mining, resources and energy showed the biggest annual leap among the surveyed industries, it was the fourth largest contributor to the overall employment market, being pipped by trades and services, information and communication technology (ICT), and healthcare.

The four largest mining states – Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia – all posted annual job growth, although New South Wales showed the smallest growth among all states and territories.

Western Australia recorded 15 per cent growth, followed by South Australia and Queensland with 9 per cent and New South Wales with 5 per cent. The highest job ad growth was in Tasmania, however, at 25 per cent.

The national average salary for mining, energy and resources stood at $123,000 in the December quarter. Read more…

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