The job market is still tough for many Australians, but with the economy booming, there are more opportunities for people to get on the job market.
But not everyone is so lucky.
There are more jobs for Australians, according to the Bureau of Statistics (BIS), but there are also more people who are not eligible to apply for the jobs they do want.
It is not just people with disabilities and unemployed Australians, who are struggling to find work.
The ABS data shows there were 1,500,000 job vacancies for people aged 15-64 in the May quarter.
It is a rise of 0.4 per cent compared with the previous month.
But the numbers do not tell the whole story.
There are currently 7.2 million people who do not have a job and are out of work, meaning there is a large gap between the number of job vacancies and the number who are actually looking for work.
The ABS figures show there were 2.5 million people aged 65 and over out of employment in the April quarter, compared with 2.1 million job vacancies.
But while many people have been on unemployment for years, the unemployment rate for Australians aged 15 to 64 has increased by 8.5 per cent since the last quarter of last year.
So what are you waiting for?
Read more The numbers show that people aged 35-44 years old have the highest unemployment rate, at 22.9 per cent.
But there are many other reasons for the drop in job vacancies, including the impact of the Great Recession.
But the unemployment rates for people in this age group have fallen since the Great Depression.
Topics:employment,employment-organisations,jobs,employment,jobs-and-pay,employment.australiaFirst posted May 15, 2019 12:53:02Contact Sarah Kelleher