The number of engineering job advertised in February 2020 was about 7% down on February 2019. But as the COVID-19 situation has progressed, we are seeing larger declines in the number of engineering jobs advertised, across all discipines.

Almost half of Australian businesses surveyed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) say they have experienced an adverse impact as a result of COVID-19. It's hardly surprising that recruitment activity is declining as confidence among employers falls.