Let The Force Be With You

Australian Bureau of Statistics

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If you are completing your degree at university and going into the work force it can be a daunting challenge – if you choose to allow that. It is natural to feel some trepidation about going into a new and seemingly foreign environment.

However, if you look at the data, which is always a good place to start, you find that in Australia the demand for workers is almost unprecedented.

Employment Trend 2011 - ABS


The above graph from the Australian Bureau of Statistics tells it all. There is a continuing upward trend and it is remarkably strong.

On the other hand what is interesting is that overseas interest in working in Australia seems to have been going down.

The following is data from Google searches within the US on “Australian Jobs”.


US Google Users Searching Australian Jobs


Here is one more data set reflecting unemployment this time.


Unemployment In Australia


So to all intents and purposes it would seem that if you want to work, you can get a job.

I remember when I arrived in Sydney near the end of 1972 the demand for people was so strong that you could virtually walk in to any office building in Sydney and ask for a job – and if you were wearing a decent suit and had some enthusiasm in your step you would be put to work immediately. That was the beginning of the golden age of media in Australia in my opinion…

Maybe its here again.

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