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Australia job ads fall 0.8pc in Jul

Australian job advertisements in newspapers and on the internet dipped 0.8 percent in July, a fourth straight month of losses that point to some softening in labour demand, a survey showed on Monday.

The report by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group showed total job advertisements fell a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent to 159,398 in July, following a 1.1 percent drop in June. That was down 9.1 percent from the same month last year.

Job ads on the internet fell 0.7 percent to 152,664 in July, from the month before, to stand 8.6 percent lower for the year. Newspapers ads slipped 3.2 percent, continuing a long-run shift away from newspapers toward internet ads.