Professional services lead as employment grows in Australia

Professional services have emerged as a leading growth area for employment in Australia, while the number of individuals in full-time work has also increased across the country.

That's according to the most recent figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), which has released new information on the state of Australian employment. 

Among the biggest changes has been the increase in employment within the professional services sector – covering areas like the legal and accounting sectors. In 2014, these industries added a further 90,000 new positions, seeing the greatest growth across the board.

As a result, professional services has become the fourth-largest employment category, overtaking manufacturing.

A number of other sectors also recorded growth, including the construction sector, hospitality and recruitment. Across all of these four sectors, the increase in employment has reached 220,000 in the last year.

With certain sectors of the economy continuing to grow, the demands placed on recruiters are only going to grow with time. In this case, having the right recruitment software solutions to manage the hiring process will be key.

Unemployment continues to shrink

While there are clearly some sectors that are leading the charge for new recruitment opportunities, the overall picture is a positive one for employment in Australia.

According to the research, the number of seasonally adjusted unemployed people in Australia has continued on it's downward trend, dropping by 0.1 per cent between January and February 2015. 

In this time, employment has also moved upwards, with 15,000 new positions added in the early months of the year. Both full-time and part-time employment have increased on the back of strong demand for new workers. These two areas of employment have grown by 10,000 and 5,000 respectively.

For both job seekers and recruiters, these new figures are likely to be good news and underscore the strength of the current Australian job market.

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