JUN 20: Job advertisements on the internet rose by 3.4 per cent in May, new federal government figures show.
The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations' internet vacancy index, was up 84.2 points in May, which was up from April, but 11.1 per cent lower than the same time a year ago.
The strongest increase was in community and personal service workers, which rose by 7.4 per cent, followed by a 4.7 per cent increase for labourers.
Vacancies also increased in all states and the ACT in May, but declined in the Northern Territory by 1.5 per cent.
The largest increase was in the ACT, up 13.1 per cent, followed by a 5.3 per cent rise in Western Australia.
WA was also the only state to show growth over the year, rising by 8.4 per cent.
The biggest annual decline was in Tasmania, falling by 21.5 per cent, followed by a 17.7 per cent drop in Victoria.