A catastrophe has befallen the Loose Change IT systems which have now been dispatched to the physician! Consequently a brief post from the City Library facilities on today's regional unemployment data will be absent the usual graph!
The unemployment rate in February blipped back up to 7.9% although the employment estimate remained robust. There were some interesting numbers in other regions with Mackay-Fitzroy in particular posting a jump in the unemployment rate!? Conus Blog is likely to post a more detailed analysis.
Last weeks national data produced a large jump in the estimated number of employed in Australia which drew much commentary including an informative post by Peter Martin explaining the stats.