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The Labour Market Information Portal brings together data from a range of official sources to help you understand your local labour market.

Latest news

  • If you or someone you know is affected by COVID-19 there is information to help students, parents, education/training providers and job seekers on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment's website. The information includes: 

    • A  Jobs Hub providing an up to date list of some of the businesses and organisations that are currently hiring, how to contact them if you are looking for work, as well as the latest information on jobs by location

    • Support for apprentices and trainees

    • Information for job seekers, and participants

    • Support for Australian businesses to manage cash flow challenges and retain employees.

    You can find this information on the Department's website or australia.gov.au

  • The Australian labour market is changing rapidly as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop.

    The data on the Labour Market Information Portal and recent ABS statistical releases cover reference periods before the introduction of significant emergency control measures for COVID-19. It is too early to properly assess changes to labour market conditions through these sources and they should be used and interpreted carefully.

    We will publish research and analysis on changing labour market conditions when possible to ensure you have the information you need to understand the effects that COVID-19 is having on the labour market, and to explore how jobs are changing in your region.

    To stay up to date, please subscribe by emailing  lmip@dese.gov.au

  • February 2020 Labour Force Survey data, including industry and occupation, is now available from the SA4 and Employment Region channels.

  • The Labour Force Summary Sheet (704.0KB) contains a brief snapshot of the Australian labour market as at February 2020. Information available includes developments in employment, unemployment, the unemployment rate, as well as an overview of youth and states and territories. Next release: April 2020.

  • A new interactive dashboard is now available, providing key labour market statistics and unemployment rate maps at the national, state/territory and regional levels. Using the tabs at the top of the dashboard, you can choose the state, territory or region of interest to you and navigate through the information available. Data are based on the monthly ABS Labour Force Survey and will be updated as new survey results are released.


Supporting data

Employment Projections

Where will the jobs be in the future? The Department of Education, Skills and Employment projects employment growth over the next five years by region, industry, and occupation.

Vacancy Report

Online job advertising levels and trends by region, occupation and skill level are detailed in the monthly vacancy report.

Employers’ Recruitment Insights

The Survey of Employers' Recruitment Experiences is used to monitor recruitment conditions and to provide up-to-date information on regional labour market challenges.

Workforce Shortages

The Department carries out research to identify workforce shortages at the state, territory and/or national level for around 80 occupations.