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Unemployment rate in Australia 2017 by state

Unemployment rate in Australia as of January 2017, by state

by L. Granwal, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Unemployment rate in Australia 2017 by state Western Australia had the highest unemployment rate among all states in Australia with 6.5% of those seeking jobs unable to find work. This is partially due to the slowdown in the mining boom that started in the early 2000s, when companies offered generous wages and employment conditions that drove many workers to the western Australian state.
Unemployment Figures

  Australia has always had a stable level of unemployment, hovering between the four to six percent levels throughout the years. Politicians have always kept unemployment levels as a top priority as it is an important subject for Australians and remains a key topic during election years. In fact, long-term unemployment is becoming a growing concern as this figure has been steadily increasing in recent years, almost doubling in numbers from 2009.

Unemployment among Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders

  Unemployment figures among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is a hot topic in the country as it remains a key indicator of the inequality that still exists. These figures remain high especially among Aboriginal youths aged 15 to 24 years old, with almost one-fifth unable to find work as of 2015.This meant that approximately more than 25 thousand Aboriginal youths were actively struggling to find employment that year.
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Unemployment rate in Australia as of January 2017, by state

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