The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) says there will be a record number of jobs available in the next six months, but it is hard to tell exactly what they will be.
Auckland’s population is expected to rise by 7.6 per cent this year, up from the previous year.
However, this will come as a shock to some people, who have been counting on Auckland becoming a more desirable location for people to work.
The city has been attracting job seekers for years, but the unemployment rate in Auckland rose to 9.6% in September.
In the past, the average rate of unemployment in Auckland was around 3.5 per cent, but that has been falling.
Job seekers will need to be flexible and look for other jobs in Auckland in order to keep their skills up.
Employers are now recruiting for occupations that can take people who are already in the workforce, such as sales, financial, IT, teaching, hospitality, social work and health care.
“We’re seeing the demand is there, and we’re seeing people looking to fill the gap in our workforce,” said Sarah Hodge, the managing director of the Auckland office of recruiting agency CareerCity.
It will also be tough to keep the pace of new entrants at the current rate.
Some of the jobs that will be the hardest to fill are jobs that are already at high levels of unemployment.
Most of the new jobs are for workers aged 25-34, but for those between the ages of 35 and 44, the rate of new jobs has dropped from 14.3 per cent in the second quarter of 2018 to 10.5% in the first quarter of 2019.
Workplace security The ABS is predicting there will continue to be a “significant increase in unemployment” in Auckland, but there is more to be done to protect the people who need the jobs.
New job seekers in Auckland are more likely to be younger than those in the city as a whole, and many of them will be in higher-skilled roles.
About one in five job seekers are from overseas, according to the census, and the ABS says many of these workers are in Auckland.
Those who do get into jobs will be those who have lived here their whole lives, not just at the moment of the survey.
This means that, in addition to having a lower rate of employment, Aucklanders will also have to worry about higher unemployment if they are to find new work.
“I think the key issue is that if you’re in Auckland and you have a job and you’re working, it’s not like you’ve been unemployed and are looking for a job,” Ms Hodge said.
We know that we’ve got a shortage of people in the labour market.
I think that we’re a very strong economy, but I don’t think we have enough people to fill our labour market, she said.
“I think we’ve hit a really tough patch.”
The ABS has been doing more surveys about Auckland over the past year.
Its latest survey shows there were about 14,000 vacancies for Auckland’s workforce.
But that does not mean that people are getting laid off.
For those looking for work, the ABS has a range of options.
If you are in need of help, the unemployment office has been working with businesses to offer advice and help.
And the bureau has partnered with the Auckland City Council to give information on its vacancies website to businesses.
There is also the Auckland JobBridge, which offers jobseekers and businesses the opportunity to share information and provide tips on how to find work.