After a brief uptick in Dec JobSeeker numbers continue to fall in Jan

Data from the Dept of Social Services released today shows that JobSeeker numbers (incl YA (other)) fell in January, continuing a pattern that had been briefly interrupted in December. The original DSS data showed JobSeekers had fallen by 102,758 (or 7%) between Dec and Jan. Since January 2020 this was …read more

JobSeeker numbers edge up in December, but the trend still appears to be down

The Dept of Social Services data for JobSeekers shows total recipients edged higher in December. The number of those receiving JobSeeker or Youth Allowance (other) payments increased by 1.3% from November to 1.47 million. Our own Conus/CBC Staff Selection Trend, and the ABS labour force survey data for the number …read more

JobSeekers drop almost another 3% in November

Latest data from the Dept. of Social Services shows that the number claiming JobSeeker or Youth Allowance (other) payments have fallen by 2.9% in November. This brings the total receiving the payments to 1,454,869, which is down 11.0% from the May highs. Numbers in Queensland fell at a similar pace …read more

JobSeekers data continues to improve….

We’ve been away for a few days…..here’s a hint as to what we’ve been doing….. …so have only today been able to look at the latest JobSeeker data for September which was released last week. Jobseekers across the nation fell by 3.6% for the month and are now down to …read more

JobSeekers fall in Queensland and Cairns as the better health outcomes pay dividends

Today sees yet more evidence of the better economic outcomes coming from the better health situation being enjoyed by Queensland. Original JobSeeker data from the Dept of Social Services for July showed recipients up over 7,000 across the nation (+0.4% m/m). NSW added almost 1,500 (+0.3% m/m) while Victoria, not …read more

JobSeeker data for May shows another 22% increase. Over 1.6 million people claiming.

The Dept of Social Services today released the latest JobSeeker data for May. It shows the total of those claiming JobSeeker and Youth Allowance (other) has increased by another 21.8% since April with now 1,635,286 people claiming the benefits. This is up from 442,500 claiming the old Newstart and Youth …read more

Trend Jobseekers continue to fall despite rises in unemployed

The Dept of Social Services original Jobseekers data for November, released today, allows us to update our Conus/CBC Staff Selection Trend Jobseeker series for Cairns and Townsville. It shows that, while the number unemployed has lifted in recent months, the Trend number of people claiming Youth and Newstart Allowances has …read more

Trend Jobseekers continue to decline in Cairns

The release of the original Jobseeker data from the Dept of Social Services for October allows us to update the Conus/CBC Staff Selection Jobseeker Trend data for Cairns and Townsville. It confirms the continued decline in the number of people receiving Youth and Newstart Allowances in the regions. Cairns has …read more

Trend Jobseeker data suggests Cairns labour market remains robust

The latest data from the Dept of Social Services of the number claiming Youth and Newstart Allowances in the Cairns region (when seen through the lens of the Conus/CBC Staff Selection Jobseeker Trend) suggests that the labour market in the region remains robust. This despite a slight up-tick in the …read more

Despite softer labour market, Jobseeker numbers continue to decline

The Dept of Social Services data for Newstart and Youth Allowance recipients in August, released this morning, has allowed us to update our Conus/CBC Staff Selection Jobseeker Trend series for the SA4 regions of Cairns and Townsville. What we see is a continued decline in Trend jobseeker numbers in both …read more

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