The National Skills Commission (NSC) has advised that it has released new employment data, which provides trends and current figures for regions and occupations.  NSC states, “the Nowcast of Employment by Region and Occupation — NERO — is a new experimental dataset developed by the National Skills Commission.”

It goes on to explain NERO, a dataset that “provides timely information on employment at detailed levels, including 355 occupations across 88 regions in Australia. Until now, data at this level of detail was only readily available once every five years as part of the ABS Census of Population and Housing. With NERO, the insights are available monthly.

As a new source of labour market intelligence, NERO will provide unique and detailed data on employment trends across occupations and regions – in excess of 30,000 series in total.

NERO can be searched either by occupation or by region with the data available for download in a variety of ways.

This first release of NERO includes data from September 2015 to April 2021. Updates for May through to August 2021 are scheduled to be released on 1 September 2021, with subsequent updates to occur on the first Wednesday of each month. At this stage, the NERO estimates are experimental in nature.  The NSC welcomes feedback on how the estimates could be improved by emailing:”

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