Employment Dashboard July 2023

In July, job ad levels rose for the first time since January largely due to growing demand in New South Wales and Queensland. 

Job ads on seek.com.au are 20.0% higher than in July 2019, demonstrating that the market continues to be tight. But, with applications per job ad also continuing to rise month-on-month, up 4.4% in June, candidates are now seeing more competition for those roles on offer.

The Hospitality & Tourism industry had jobs rise 12.4% month-on-month, with roles such as Wait Staff, Chefs & Cooks and Bar Staff all increasing in available opportunities for candidates. This is the fastest growth in demand for Hospitality & Tourism workers since job ads peaked mid-last year.


Source: SEEK Employment Index

Data is seasonally adjusted unless otherwise indicated.



The data should be regarded as standalone information and should not be aggregated with any other information.The data is given in summary form and whilst care has been taken in its preparation, SEEK makes no representations about its completeness or accuracy. SEEK expressly bears no responsibility or liability for any reliance placed on the data, or from the use of the data.

Note: the SEEK Employment Index (SEI) may differ to the job ad count on SEEK’s website due to a number of factors including: 1) seasonal adjusments applied to the SEI; 2) the exclusion of duplicated job ads from the SEI; 3) the exclusion of Company Listings (included under Company Profiles) from the SEI.