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Labour force: ABS job figures Dec 2014

Unemployment rate

From November to December the unemployment rate fell marginally from 6.9 to 6.8%.

 

Participation rate

For the same period the Tasmanian participation rate increased slightly from 61.6 to 61.7%.

 

Employed: total persons

The total number of people employed increased from 240, 900 to 241,700 during this time.

 

Employed full time: total persons

From November to December the total number of people in Tasmania employed full time was up from 152, 900 to 153,400.

 

Unemployed: total persons

For the reporting period the total number of unemployed people in our state dropped from 17,900 to 17,600.

 

Population

The civilian population was also up from November to December, increasing from 420,000 to 420, 200.

 

National outlook

Looking nationally, our unemployment rate was down 0.1% to 6.1% in December.

 

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics. Find out more here.

 

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