Cairns JobSeekers fall again

Data today from the Dept of Social Services shows that the total number of JobSeekers in the Cairns region has fallen in January, after a modest increase at the end of last year. When we consider the original, unadjusted data through the lens of the Conus/CBC Staff Selection Trend we …read more

JobSeeker numbers creep up again in Dec

Having briefly dipped below 1 million in November today’s JobSeeker data for December shows the trend reversing and the total number claiming benefits back above 1 million (1,028,564). The move is reflected in Queensland where JobSeekers are at their highest level since August (231,231). In Cairns we also see a …read more

Despite a slight decline in original JobSeeker numbers in Cairns the Conus/CBC Staff Selection Trend nudges higher in Sept

Data released this morning by the Dept of Social Services shows JobSeeker numbers across the nation fell slightly in Sept although our own Conus/CBC Staff Selection Trend series suggests a slight increase which brings the y/y decline to 33.2% (from 33.3% last month). In Queensland, again the original data shows …read more

JobSeekers edge higher in August

The Dept of Social Services data for JobSeeker numbers in August, when seen through the lens of the Conus seasonally adjusted series, showed a small 0.9% m/m increase across Australia, although this still represents a 33.6% decline from a year earlier. Queensland was up 3.2% m/m and is now down …read more

JobSeekers fall in Queensland in July

Data released today by the Dept of Social Services show that JobSeekers (those receiving JobSeeker and Youth Allowance (other) payments) fell in July in Queensland by 6.1% m/m; this was the best performance of all States and Territories. Across Australia JobSeekers were down just 2.1% due to an increases in …read more

JobSeekers fall again in June. Cairns Trend now down 25.0% y/y

The final data for JobSeekers from the Dept of Social Services for June was released this morning. It shows another decline across the nation to 1.1 million people who are receiving either JobSeeker or Youth Allowance (other) payments, a decline of 31% from a year ago. Queensland has also fallen …read more

Online Job Vacancies in the Far North surge

Data for May shows online job vacancies in the Far North have jumped again and are now up 102.6% for the year. However, despite solid improvements in JobSeeker numbers in the region, those registered at CentreLink remain elevated compared to the pre-COVID period. The vacancy numbers confirm what many on …read more

Jobseekers fall again in May

Continuing the trend that has been in place almost every month since the middle of last year, Jobseeker numbers for May have again dropped. Across the nation the number claiming JobSeeker or Youth Allowance (other) in May fell by about 44,000 from April (-3.7% m/m). Queensland saw a 9,200 decline …read more

JobSeekers fall in April despite the end of JobKeeper, but there is a caveat

Data for April shows those receiving JobSeeker and Youth Allowance (other) payments fell by 9.2% from March (or about 120,000 people) despite JobKeeper ending. However, there is a caveat; the eligibility for two groups of people (those with partners earning more than $2,079.50 a fortnight, and those permanent residents who …read more

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 …read more

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