Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Qld participation rate cliff?

Following the previous post on today's labour force data I updated with a link to Grogs Gamut which included commentary and graphs specific to Queensland. A quick comparison of trend participation rate for Queensland relative to Australia is interesting.

Queensland has had a higher participation rate relative to the national average however this has narrowed sharply in the last year. Regional data is out next week but again despite the poor unemployment rate FNQ has remained among the top participation rates in Qld. Again this is trend data for how many percentage points the Queensland participation rate is above the Autralian rate since 1998:

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