The number of job vacancies increased in Tasmania during the November quarter

HARD AT WORK: Job vacancies in Tasmania are increasing, according to a survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics

HARD AT WORK: Job vacancies in Tasmania are increasing, according to a survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) yesterday released the results of a national job vacancies survey for the September-November quarter in 2016.

The number of job vacancies in Tasmania for the quarter was 2000.

While this was a 4.7 per cent increase on the 2016 August quarter, which logged 1900 vacancies, it was also a 27.3 per cent decrease on the November 2015 quarter, which logged 2700 vacancies – the largest decrease in job vacancies in the country.

The number of job vacancies in Australia for the November quarter was 181,000.

The number of vacancies in the private sector was 163,500, while the number of vacancies in the public sector was 17,500.

Combined, these figures represent a 2.3 per cent increase on the June-August quarter, and an 8.3 per cent increase on the November 2015 quarter.

According to the survey, the industry with the most vacancies was the administrative and support services industry with 25,200.

Close behind was the retail trade industry with 22,700 vacancies, and the professional, scientific and technical services industry with 20,300 vacancies.

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