The number of ads for jobs in the media, advertising and arts sector have fallen off a cliff, according to analysis by SEEK.
The fall in media roles being advertised the week ending April 5 was the second highest at 86.5% after jobs in the sport sector (97.7%).
“The impacts of COVID-19 on the labour market have been swift and extreme," says Kendra Banks, managing director, SEEK ANZ.
"2020 was already off to a rocky start after Australia’s devastating bushfires and a looming economic slowdown, and job ad volumes within this timeframe reflected this, down between 7 – 11% compared to the same period in 2019.
"However, the latest numbers show just how much coronavirus has impacted the labour market."
Overall new job ads posted on SEEK in the first week of April were down 65.3% compared to the same week last year.
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