The increase, SEEK chief commercial officer Endra Banks told Perth Now, is usually led by trades and services along with other industries such as communication technology and the healthcare/medical field.
Last month, she outlined, mining, resources and energy saw a 60% year-on-year jump while trades and services, up 27% over the same period, had the greatest volume.
“This (overall) growth in September was off a high base after advertising on SEEK this August returned to the highest levels seen since 2010,” she said, adding that the country’s labour market is trending favourably – good news for the country’s job-seekers.
SEEK also found that every Australian state and territory saw an increase in job ads on its site versus the same month last year; leading the pack was South Australia with a rise of 22.6%, followed by Western Australia at 17.8%.
It is the ninth consecutive month for growth in mining, resources and energy, the job-seeking site noted, with the most in-demand positions being mining engineering, maintenance, operations and health/safety/environment.
In August, numbers were so positive it confirmed that it recorded the country’s best conditions for those looking for work since 2010.
“While off a low base, the mining, resources and energy industry continued to have the greatest job ad growth of all industries on SEEK, up 72% y/y this August,” managing director for SEEK Australia and New Zealand Michael Ilczynski said at the time.
“The pick-up of exploration activities by mining companies, especially in Western Australia [WA], after cutbacks over the past few years, is driving job advertising growth on SEEK across the mining, resources and energy industry.”