SYDNEY May 8 Australian job advertisements
jumped 1.4 percent to stand at levels that would normally signal
solid demand for labour, even as official figures on employment
continued to be soft.
A monthly survey by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group
showed total job advertisements gained 1.4 percent in
April, following a 0.8 percent rise in March.
Ads were 10.1 percent higher than in April last year. ANZ no
longer provides a breakdown between internet job ads and those
in newspapers, as the latter are now a tiny share of total ads.
(Reporting by Cecile Lefort; Editing by Sam Holmes)