Qld loses 20,000 sales jobs over last 12 months

OESR’s recent Employment by Occupation brief on Thursday’s new detailed ABS labour force data reports that employment of sales workers in Queensland fell 8.5% in Queensland and 3.3% nationally over the last 12 months. That’s around 20,000 fewer sales workers in Queensland than one year ago:

This is a very significant change in our labour market and has implications for the availability of part-time jobs for teenagers. Obviously, the trend toward online shopping and our high (relative to recent history) saving rate are contributing factors.

My previous posts on retail trade include:

Retail trade restrained by stubbornly high saving rate

Australia Institute on the future of retail – no more 142% mark ups

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One Response to Qld loses 20,000 sales jobs over last 12 months

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