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: