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Labour Force: November 2014
IT WAS mostly positive news for Tasmania in the latest employment figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. See the highlights below.
The unemployment rate dropped marginally from the month of October to November this year, from 7.1 – 7%.
For the same period the Tasmanian participation rate also experienced a slight rise, from 61.4 – 61.7%
Employed: total persons
The total number of people employed increased from 239,600 to 240,800 from October to November.
Employed full time: total persons
From October to November the total number of people in Tasmania employed full time increased from 151,600 to 152,200.
Unemployed: total persons
We saw a 100 person drop in the total number of unemployed in our state during the same period, from 18,300 to 18, 200.
The civilian population increased for our state from October to November, up from 419,800 to 420,000.
Looking nationally, our unemployment rate increased by less than 0.1%, from October to November, to 6.3% Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics. Find out more here.