Trend Jobseeker data shows small falls in Cairns and Townsville

Today saw the release by the Dept of Social Services of the March jobseeker data and allows us to update and release our own Conus/CBC Staff Selection Jobseeker Trend series.

The original, unadjusted data for Cairns (made up of 5 relevant SA3 areas) shows the number of jobseekers increased slightly in March although the Trend continued to move very slightly lower (down 24 to 9,188). In Townsville (made up of the 2 relevant SA3 areas) we saw the original number also increase slightly although here too the Trend continued to drop (down 33 to 7,611).

While this data cannot be compared to the monthly Conus/CBC Staff Selection Employment Trend (see here for latest details), it is worth noting that we are seeing a distinct slowdown in the rate of decline of jobseeker numbers in Cairns which corresponds to the stalling of employment growth witnessed in the latest employment Trend data.

The full data-set for the Conus/CBC Staff Selection Jobseeker Trend is available for download below. Please feel free to use this data (for non-commercial purposes) but please ensure that you reference the source as “Conus/CBC Staff Selection Jobseeker Trend” when you do so.

Conus/CBC Staff Selection Jobseeker Trend – Mar 2018


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