JobSeeker recipients fall further in March

Dept of Social Services dats for March shows original number of JobSeeker recipients across Australia fell in March to 1.3 million (down 4.5% m/m and up 46.3% y/y). This is a 20.7% decline from the highs seen in May last year.

In Queensland numbers also fell, here by 3.4% m/m to 297,661. This represents a rise of 41.6% for the year but is down 21.6% from the May highs.

Cairns has also registered a decline (down 2.8% m/m) to 20,829 which is up 33.4% for the year and down 20.0% from the high in May.

The Conus/CBC Staff Selection Trend series provides a way of seeing beyond some of the underlying volatility of the original DSS data. The full data set for the QLD regions is available below. Please feel free to use this data but kindly acknowledge Conus/CBC Staff Selection when you do.

Conus/CBC Staff Selection Regional JobSeeker Trend & s.a. QLD – Mar 2021

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