PHOTO: Real estate agent job ads were down by 6 per cent in the September quarter compared to this time last year.

Buyers and sellers aren’t the only people hurting in a slower housing market, as new data shows there are fewer real estate agent jobs up for grabs.

New advertisements for the sector were down 6 per cent nationally between July and September compared with this time last year, according to jobs website Seek.

Some states and territories fared better than others.

New job advertisements for real estate increased 5 per cent in South Australia, 4 per cent in the ACT and 3 per cent in Tasmania.