Australian job vacancies up 4.2%

THE number of job vacancies in Australia has risen by 4.2 per cent, official statistics show.

Opulentus AustraliaThe total number of vacancies in August 2012 was 179,300, in seasonally-adjusted terms, compared with 172,100 in May, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) quarterly survey released on Thursday. There were 165,900 private sector job vacancies in August, up 5.9 per cent on May’s 156,700.

But the number of public sector vacancies in August, at 13,500, was down 12.9 per cent on August.


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