ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey

For employers and employees to get the forward-looking perspective on hiring in your area.

ManpowerGroup surveyed a total of 1,020 employers across all states and territories in Australia to measure employer hiring intentions for the third quarter of 2023. All survey participants were asked: “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the three months to the end of September 2023 as compared to the current quarter?” 



Australia's Employment Outlook For July - September 2023

Employers in Australia continue to anticipate hiring more workers in the third quarter of 2023, reporting a seasonally adjusted, Net Employment Outlook of +37%. Hiring intentions increased 7 percentage points quarter-over-quarter but soften by 1 percentage point when compared to this time last year.



Optimistic Hiring Market Expected

Looking at Stats

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For All Regions

Hiring intentions are expected to remain positive across all regions of Australia. Employers in South Australia (+49%), Northern Territory (+47%) and Tasmania (+45%) report the strongest hiring sentiments. Meanwhile, the weakest hiring climate is expected in Queensland (+27%), weakening by 8 and 6 percentage points quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year respectively.

For All Industry Sectors

Australia’s Information Technology sector recorded the strongest hiring intention in the world: Australian Information Technology sector recorded a Net Employment Outlook of +61%, increasing by 5 percentage points since last quarter and 9 percentage points since a year ago.


For All Organisation Sizes

Micro organisations record the largest increase in hiring intention: Micro organisations (less than 10 employers) recorded a Net Employment Outlook of +38%, an increase of 14 percentage points since last quarter and 12 percentage points since a year ago.


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