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Job vacancies by Qld region

In my last Friday livestream, I mentioned surging job vacancies across Queensland (and in many parts of the rest of Australia, too). Vacancies are at record levels in four out of seven Queensland regions (see the chart below using National … Continue reading

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Higher incidence of long-term unemployment in outer metro areas, Qld outback and Wide Bay

Around one-in-five of the 150,000 or so unemployed people in Queensland have been out of work for one year or more, corresponding to around 30,000 people, according to ABS labour force data. There is considerable variation in the incidence of … Continue reading

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Qld outback drought spreads – Mt Isa LGA now drought declared

Fourteen Queensland Local Government Areas (LGAs) covering 36 per cent of the State are now drought declared (see map below), with Mt Isa the latest addition (see Queensland Country Life coverage: Qld drought spreads). These LGAs account for around 12% … Continue reading

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