State’s job va­can­cies in­crease by a quar­ter

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JOB va­can­cies in South Aus­tralia in­creased 6.2 per cent in the past three months and more than 25 per cent in the past year, Aus­tralian Bureau of Sta­tis­tics fig­ures show.

In Au­gust, there were 11,100 va­cant jobs in SA com­pared to 10,400 in May and 8900 in Au­gust last year.

In the pri­vate sec­tor, job va­can­cies have in­creased by 26 per cent dur­ing the past 12 months while va­can­cies in the pub­lic sec­tor rose by 17.4 per cent.

SA’s pub­lic sec­tor va­can­cies stand in stark con­trast to the na­tional av­er­age, which went back­wards 23.6 per cent.

Ad­min­is­tra­tion, re­tail and con­struc­tion are the in­dus­tries with the most va­can­cies.

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