Trend job advertisments increased by +7.9 per cent over the year to January 2016 according to the Department of Employment.
The seasonally adjusted result for the month of January was flat, however the Department urged a little caution over interpretation of the numbers since August due to advertisement processes in transition.
The trend has been of a labour market in recovery since the middle of 2013, but a slow one.
Over the past year job vacancies increased strongly in New South Wales (+14.8 per cent), Victoria (+12.9 per cent), and Queensland (+4.0 per cent), which may bode well for further employment growth in those states.
There has also been an annual jump in the Australian Capital Territory.
The largest annual percentage gains have largely been seen in services industries, such as medical practitioners and nurses (+32 per cent), carers and aides (+19.3 per cent), and a wide range of professional occupations and managers.
Source: Department of Employment