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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 of Education, Skills and Employment's website or australia.gov.au

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

  • Recruitment Experiences 2019 Data Report

  • The Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Experiences investigates recruitment activity, recruitment and retention difficulty, the number of applicants applying for vacancies and trends in recruitment methods. It aims to identify how job seekers can better connect with job opportunities, what employers are looking for when recruiting, and how job seekers can better meet the needs of employers and improve their employment prospects.

    Recruitment Experiences 2019 Data Report

  • Recruitment Methods – 2019 trends

  • This report presents key trends on the methods used by employers for recruitment using information collected in the 2019 Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Experiences (SERE). Such trends include the increase in online recruitment methods, the increased likelihood of employers located outside capital cities using newspaper and social media recruitment methods, and the continued prevalence of word of mouth.

    Recruitment methods – 2019 trends

  • Australian Labour Market Update

  • A quarterly publication produced by the National Skills Commission (formerly the Department of Education, Skills and Employment) to aid the understanding of the labour market for those seeking jobs in Australia, particularly migrants and those providing services to migrants. This report is available from the Special Topics Reports page.

  • LMIP Update - Employment Region & SA4 Data

  • June 2020 Labour Force Survey data are now available from the SA4 and Employment Region channels.

  • Labour Force Summary Factsheet

  • The Labour Force Summary Sheet (345.7KB) contains a brief snapshot of the Australian labour market as at June 2020. Information available includes developments in employment, unemployment, the unemployment rate, as well as an overview of youth and states and territories. Next release: August 2020 (July 2020 data).

  • COVID-19 Impacts on Businesses and Recruitment – Survey Results

  • The National Skills Commission has begun releasing weekly reports based on data from a new survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on businesses. Read the reports here to keep updated on how businesses are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the effect it is having on their workforce arrangements.


Supporting data

Employment Projections

Where will the jobs be in the future? The National Skills Commission 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 National Skills Commission carries out research to identify workforce shortages at the state, territory and/or national level for around 80 occupations.