Regional Employment – Australia’s lowest jobless rate

NSW has some of the lowest jobless rates in Australia, a new breakdown of unemployment data by regions shows.

Six out of the top 10 regions in Australia with the lowest unemployment rate  for April were from NSW. This was according to a CommSec analysis of detailed  labour force data from the Bureau of Statistics.

The unemployment rate was just 2.1 per cent in Sydney’s Northern Beaches –  the lowest in Australia and a fall from 3.2 per cent in the same month last  year.

        The unemployment rate ... NSW regions have some of the lowest jobless rates in Australia.

The unemployment rate … NSW regions have some of the lowest jobless rates  in Australia.
Sydney Morning Herald, 16th May 2013 Glenda Kwek, Business Reporter Read more


Regional Employment and Joblessness will be discussed at upcoming conference on Long Term Unemployment in Australia

Leading Labour Market Economists will present:

  • Regional jobs data and discuss the lows and highs of unemployment
  • Where are the job creators and shedders
  • Impact of the resources boom on a multi-speed economy
  • Differences in economic fortunes within capital cities and within states
  • Regional differences in states like NSW, Victoria and Queensland than Western Australia.

Would like to present a paper on regional employment?

Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop at the Australian Long-term Unemployment Conference in 2014 are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the aims, contents and conclusions of their paper or presentation; or about their intended role in a workshop. Submit your abstract from this link

LTU-LogoLong Term Unemployment Conference

A national  conference focusing on at risk groups for Long-Term Unemployment

| Mature Age | Youth | Indigenous | Disability | Regional |

18-19 August 2014, QT Hotel Surfers Paradise, URL:  Ph: (61 7) 5502 2068