Australian jobs power on

Via the ABS just now:

TREND ESTIMATES

  • Employment increased 24,600 to 12,915,200 persons. Full-time employment increased 15,100 to 8,849,500 persons and part-time employment increased 9,600 to 4,065,700 persons.
  • Unemployment increased 6,600 to 715,600 persons.
  • Unemployment rate increased by less than 0.1 pts to 5.3%.
  • Participation rate increased 0.1 pts to 66.1%.
  • Monthly hours worked in all jobs increased 0.5 million hours to 1,776.6 million hours.

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

  • Employment increased 41,100 to 12,908,200 persons. Full-time employment increased 34,500 to 8,847,100 persons and part-time employment increased 6,700 to 4,061,100 persons.
  • Unemployment increased 800 to 712,900 persons.
  • Unemployment rate remained steady at 5.2%.
  • Participation rate increased by 0.1 pts to 66.1%.
  • Monthly hours worked in all jobs increased 8.8 million hours to 1,780.1 million hours.

Don’t ask me where the jobs are. There’s no economy to support them!

Much more to come.

Comments

  1. “Don’t ask me where the jobs are!” I have been saying this for so long now it still blows my mind …. the sheer number of Uber drivers seems to be continuing to explode………. and lots of them are older people or people filling in time after being let go or “between jobs”. NDIS must also be powering on……

    • “Don’t ask me where the jobs are!”
      Easy: The jobs are going to immigrants, who are cheaper than the locals.

    • Concur on the Uber drivers. Can never get a taxi in Gungahlin but there’s at least five Ubers available within three minutes.