Aussie job advert numbers fall for second month

Australian job advertisements fell in August as global financial instability discouraged companies from hiring, a private report showed. Jobs advertised in newspapers and on the internet dropped 0.6 per cent last month, after a decrease of the same number in July, according to an Australia & New Zealand Banking Group report released yesterday. "The declines in job advertising have been modest thus far," Warren Hogan, chief economist at ANZ Bank, said. "This suggests a soft patch for economic growth associated with [...]

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