Regional employment data for July released today by ABS with commentary at Conus: Great jobs results for Cairns in July
The only problem I have is this:
Highlighted is a trailing 12 month rolling average of the difference in percentage points between the Cairns participation rate and the Queensland rate, although the trend does appear also to at least have halted the decline and started to turn around. Still a difficult position to reconcile though and I will resist gender commentary on the role of the female rate in that decline. However I will note that as for the last couple of months the female - male unemployment rate split remains unlikely at 3% - 10%.
Further commentary today at Conus: TSV v CNS; jobs and the Participation Rate