Try hards: October labour force, Qld trend unemployment at 6.7pc, @Qldaah #qldpol

Tracking Queensland’s long term unemployment rate. Queensland’s trend unemployment remained at 6.7 percent for October with 3,800 full-time jobs and 1,700 part time jobs disappearing for a total loss of 5,500 jobs. The jobless rate for September was also revised upward by Treasury from 6.4pc to 6.7pc. A total of 168,600 people are now unemployed in Queensland, up from 137,700 in March of 2012 when the LNP took office. In seasonally adjusted terms, unemployment rose from 6.3pc to 7.0pc. September’s data was also revised to 6.3pc after no data had been supplied from Treasury. A flummoxed Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls struggled to explain Queensland’s deteriorating jobless figures but assured the […]

Living with coal, @Sikamikanico joins Pacific #ClimateWarriors to blockade Newcastle Port. #leardblockade

It’s pretty irritating living next to the coal train line in the shadow of the world’s largest coal port. The outside walls of our house are constantly covered in a layer of coal dust. I have to wash the dust out of the laundry baskets every time we use them (and yes, we do regularly do laundry). I quit smoking over five years ago and don’t have asthma, but I’ve a constant hacking cough that spurs strangers to tell me “those ciggies will kill you, you know”, and endless chest infections. So that’s not much fun, but it’s even to scarier to think what happens at the other end of […]

September labour force: Unemployment rises to 6.4pc, biggest trend FTE job losses, @Qldaah #qldpol

Tracking Queensland’s long term unemployment rate. Thursday marked the worst trend full-time employment (FTE) job losses of the Newman Government to date. The September labour force data revealed Queensland lost 4,600 FTE. It gained 1,700 part-time employment (PTE) resulting in a net loss of 2,900 jobs across the state. The trend unemployment rate for August was revised down from 6.7 percent to 6.3 percent. The September unemployment rate was up a notch to 6.4pc. Seasonally adjusted figures for labour force have not been supplied this month from Queensland Treasury and Trade with them noting; Note: In the September 2014 edition of the Labour Force Survey, the ABS advised of significant […]