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Published on May 16th, 2013 | by


Australia’s lowest unemployment areas

New South Wales has some of the lowest jobless rates in Australia, says WA Today.

Six out of the top 10 regions in Australia with the lowest unemployment rate were from NSW,according to a CommSec analysis from the Bureau of Statistics.

The unemployment rate was just 2.1 per cent in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the lowest in Australia, and down over
3.2% on last year.

“Regions close to Sydney, Perth and Brisbane are doing best in the job stakes but job-seekers are facing tougher times in Tasmania, in outer areas of Melbourne and in northern Adelaide,” CommSec chief economist Craig James said in an economic note.

Mr James added that NSW was fast becoming the lowest jobless state, snatching the mantle away from Western Australia, a reflection of a possible shift away from mining into other industries as the resources investment boom reaches its peak this year.



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