Job ads biggest jump in 15 months: Pete Wargent

Job ads biggest jump in 15 months: Pete Wargent
Job ads biggest jump in 15 months: Pete Wargent
Last week the ABS Job Vacancies series recorded New South Wales vacancies at an all-time high driven by positions in the services sector, which bodes well for Sydney employment growth.

Indeed, Sydney's economic dials have all been switched to hot for a long time now. 
ANZ released its job advertisements data for September which showed a seasonally adjusted +3.9% jump following on from a +1.3% lift in August. 
This was the strongest monthly gain in 15 months and the trend estimate has now been rising since November 2013.
Job ads biggest jump in 15 months: Pete Wargent
ANZ noted that the series now appears to be stronger than had previously been thought, and that the economy seems to be adjusting relatively well to the decline in mining investment.
In other news the FCAI reported that an all-time record 1,143,104 new motor vehicle vehicles for the year to September after a +6.8 per cent year-on-year jump in the month.
With the services PMI gauge also recording a fourth month of expansion for the first time since March 2008 (following on from a 7 year high reading last month), interest rates will be left on hold this week. 

PETE WARGENT is the co-founder of AllenWargent property buyers (London, Sydney) and a best-selling author and blogger.

His latest book is Four Green Houses and a Red Hotel.

Pete Wargent

Pete Wargent

Pete Wargent is the co-founder of, offering affordable homebuying assistance to all Australians, and a best-selling author and blogger.

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