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Regional employment participation drops

IN MORE bad news for our state, Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released today shows declining participation rates for Tasmanian regions.

The data shows that participation rates, people who’re either looking for work or working in our state, dropped in the South, East, North and West from April to May.

Meanwhile statewide for the same period the participation rate was down from 59.8% to 58.7%.

 

Participation rate:  Launceston and North East

Apr-2015
59.1%
May-2015
58.1%
 

Participation rate: South East

Apr-2015
58%
May-2015
57.1%
 
 
Participation rate:  West and North West

Apr-2015
61.4%
May-2015
60%
 

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