18 May 2012

Job advertisements continue to fall - ANZ

10:53 am on 18 May 2012

Job advertisements were down 2% in April compared to the previous month, according to ANZ's job ad series.

The fall follows a 0.9% drop in March.

Internet listings fell 3% although that was partially offset by a 3.5% rise in newspaper job advertising.

ANZ says the trend has been gently declining since the middle of last year, suggesting a fairly tepid labour market persists.

Canterbury job ads unwound most of last month's internet-led rise, but the region still remains the strongest of the main centres.

In both Auckland and Wellington, newspaper job ads rose but internet job ads fell.