Tasmania long term unemployment

Unemployment in Tasmania increasing significantly…

Tasmania Long Term Unemployment
Tasmania Long Term Unemployment

The number of long term and very long term unemployed Tasmanians has increased significantly from the low level recorded in early 2009.

  • Long-term unemployment refers to those persons who have been unemployed for 52 consecutive weeks or longer
  • Very long-term unemployment refers to those long-term unemployed persons who have been unemployed for 104 consecutive weeks or longer
  • Nationally, the estimated number of long-term unemployed increased by 8.7 per cent in the same period
  • The number of Tasmanians unemployed for 52 consecutive weeks or longer was estimated to have increased by 17.9 per cent, to around 4 500 persons, in the year to August 2013 compared with the previous year

Tasmania recorded the highest long-term unemployment rate (1.8 per cent), as a percentage of the labour force, of all jurisdictions in the year to August 2013. This compares to a national rate of 1.0 per cent in the same period.

However, the current estimated number of long-term unemployed persons in Tasmania is still lower than the year-average level of 6 400 long-term unemployed persons recorded one decade ago. The current average duration of unemployment in Tasmania remains well below the highs of the previous decade, but is higher in Tasmania than nationally.

Source: Department of Treasury and Finance,  The ABS released long-term unemployment data (ABS Cat No 6291.0.55.001) for August 2013 on 19 September 2013. The next release is scheduled for 17 October 2013.
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Tasmania long term unemployment

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