Tasmanian News

Jobless rate down

Tasmania's jobless rate has dipped slightly in the latest ABS data.

It is still the third worst trend rate in Australia, but at 6.1% for October, it has at least come down a small tick of 0.1%.

Made all the more positive when considering Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 5.3%.

19,000 fewer jobs were created nationally compared to September and the participation rate fell, meaning lower confidence in job seekers to actually secure a position.

Those Tasmanians prepared to move interstate to find work will note that the ACT has a trend unemployment figure of just 3.3%.


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