The latest (Q1 2022) AIG Australian Geoscientist Employment Survey is open for contributions

The latest (Q1 2022) AIG Australian Geoscientist Employment Survey is open for contributions

Welcome to the first employment survey for 2022. Follow this link to complete the survey. The opening of the survey for contributions has been delayed from earlier in April due to the Easter and ANZAC Day holidays throughout Australia. Geoscientist unemployment in Australia increased during the final quarter of 2021, from a historic low of

Geoscientist unemployment at record low levels

Geoscientist unemployment fell to 1.8% in September 2021: equal to the lowest level recorded in 10 years of quarterly employment surveys by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG). The under-employment rate amongst geoscientists (respondents able to secure 25% or less of their desired workload) fell to 6.0%.   The unemployment and under-employment rates in the previous

Lowest geoscientist unemployment in nine years

The latest quarterly Australian Geoscientist Employment Survey conducted by AIG during July, recording employment results for the second quarter (April to June) of 2021 recorded a slight decline in the unemployment rate, falling from 5.8% at the end of March, to 5.2% at the end of June.  This represents the lowest geoscientist unemployment result since June 2012.

What’s happened with geoscientist employment during Q2 2021?

The latest Australian geoscientist employment survey is open for contributions. Complete the survey by 31st July 2021.

Latest employment survey open

This survey is designed to examine whether the improved employment conditions for geoscientists throughout Australia evident in the second half of 2020 have continued into the current year.  Geoscientist unemployment fell to just 4.5% nationally in the final quarter of 2020.  This was accompanied by a fall in the under-employment rate to 9.3%.  For the

2020 ends with a strong improvement in geoscientist employment

Australia’s geoscientists benefitted from a sharp increase in employment opportunities in the final quarter of 2020 according to the latest AIG Australian geoscientist employment survey. Unemployment amongst professional geoscientists (geologists, geophysicists and allied Earth scientists) recommenced a downward trend after improvement in employment prospects stalled throughout the previous three quarters of the year. AIG President,

Australian Geoscientist Employment Survey, September Quarter 2020

  Little Change in Geoscientist Employment Brisbane, 28th October 2020 Geoscientist employment in Australia remained relatively stable during the third quarter of 2020. Nationally, unemployment increased to 10.6% from 8.6% in the June quarter, while under-employment fell significantly to 12.7% from 17.4% for the period. Under-employment, in this survey series, is defined as geoscientists being

Geoscientist Employment Improves in Australia Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

Brisbane, 12th August 2020 Geoscientist employment in Australia improved in the second quarter of 2020.  Nationally, unemployment decreased to 8.6% from 10% in the March quarter, while underemployment also fell to 17.4% from 18.1% for the period. AIG President, Andrew Waltho, described the improvement as most welcome.  “The level of improvement observed in the survey results was small but defied

Jobless numbers climb in 1Q for Australia’s geoscientists but sector so far sidesteps more serious COVID-led impacts

Australian geoscientists reported a deterioration in employment in the first three months of 2020. Fears, however, that the coronavirus pandemic would have a deep and dramatic impact on employment, have not as yet materialised.

Unemployment down but self-employed geoscientists continue to struggle

Unemployment down but self-employed geoscientists continue to struggle.