Australia's job advertisements in newspapers and on the internet increased by 0.8 percent month-over-month in July 2019, following an upwardly revised 4.9 percent surge in the previous month. “ANZ Job Ads gained for a second straight month, which is encouraging for a series that we think is an important barometer of the health of the Australian labor market," ANZ’s Head of Australian Economics, David Plank, commented. "But the data are still being impacted by the late April ‘holiday effect’, with Easter and ANZAC Day being in close proximity, and then the May election. We will need another month or two of gains before we conclude the trend has definitely turned.Even if job ads are starting to move higher, there is still some way to go before they would be suggesting a turn in the recent slowing of jobs growth and rise in unemployment" On an annual basis, job advertisements declined by 9.1 percent in July. Annual growth has been in negative territory since the start of this year. Job Advertisements in Australia averaged 142398.53 from 1999 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 258085.90 in April of 2008 and a record low of 69798.90 in July of 1999.