Australia offers low unemployment rates and a growing demand for skilled workers. This is a result of growth in the Australian labour market due to the robust performance of the Australian economy over the last decade.
As well as growth in the Australian labour market, a number of structural improvements to the workforce have taken place over the last 10 years. These changes have contributed to increased job creation and productivity with Australia being ranked 11th in the world for overall productivity, as measured by GDP per person employed in 2000.
To add further to the good news, in the last two years, there has been a steady growth in employment. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that in the 12 months to February 2004 the total employment in Australia increased by an estimated 1.2% after a growth of 3% in the previous year. With low unemployment rates and the current economic growth at a steady 4%, Australia offers good employment prospects.