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Pockets of very high unemployment in Logan, Brisbane South West and Ipswich

I’ve produced the map of unemployment rates for local areas in the Brisbane metro area below based on the latest small area labour markets data for March 2015 from the federal Department of Employment. The data show that pockets of … Continue reading

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Ipswich & rest of Western Corridor suffering disproportionately from Qld’s weak labour market

Ipswich and other parts of the Western Corridor are suffering disproportionately from Queensland’s weak labour market, according to the most recent estimates produced by the Department of Employment which combine Centrelink and ABS data (see map below, which can be … Continue reading

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Unemployment in outer Brisbane

Katherine Feeney has a great article on the Brisbane Times website this morning: Unemployment hitting Brisbane’s outer suburbs hardest. It contains some commentary from me on Brisbane’s labour market that I gave to Katherine when she interviewed me yesterday, in response … Continue reading

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Which suburbs of Brisbane had the largest increases in unemployment?

After looking at the new regional unemployment data for June 2013 last week, I wondered about the distribution of job losses across the Brisbane metropolitan area (see my previous post Largest unemployment rate increases over 2012-13 in metro Brisbane and … Continue reading

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Large disparity in unemployment rates across Brisbane suburbs

An important policy debate in 2012 was around the level of unemployment benefits, with welfare groups such as ACOSS arguing people on Newstart could be too poor to look for work (as reported on news.com.au). I have some sympathy for … Continue reading

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