Overview of key trends
- Nationally there has been a decline in job advertising, even though firms continue to hire more people. Queenstown’s reliance on a transient tourism workforce resulted in a greater drop in this region than the national market. Job advertising this year in Queenstown is down 42% as compared with a national figure which was down 24.5% over the year to September 2023.
- Job advertisements in November were down across all industry categories, except the accommodation and hotels sectors in Queenstown when compared with October.
- Year to date job vacancies for Finance and Admin roles was the only sectors that grew in advertisement numbers, up 91 roles advertised this year to 246 from 155 in 2022.
- Nationally online job advertisements decreased in all regions in the quarter ended in September. Northland saw the smallest fall in overall online advertising due to growth in the Health care, Education, Sales, Construction and Business Services industries.
Queenstown JobFix and Lakes Weekly November jobs report.
Overall, job vacancies in the region remain lower than otherwise would be expected at this time of year while those looking for roles is holding broadly steady.