Wingecarribee unemployment drops to 3.0%

Thursday, 07 February 2019

Wingecarribee’s jobless rate has dropped to 3.0% (September 2018 quarter) from 4.6% (September 2013).

According to latest labour force figures from the Department of Jobs and Small Business, Hill Top and Colo Vale’s combined unemployment rate had experienced one of the biggest drops across Wingecarribee, sitting at 3.1% (Sept 2018), down from 5.0% (Sept 2013).

 

Location

 

Sept ’13 unemployment

Mar ’18 unemployment

Sept ’18 unemployment

 

Hill Top-Colo Vale

 

5.0%

3.9%

3.1%

 

Southern Highlands

 

2.8%

2.3%

2.2%

 

Bowral

 

3.3%

2.7%

2.3%

 

Mittagong

 

5.8%

3.7%

3.1%

 

Moss Vale-Berrima

 

6.4%

4.1%

3.7%

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said the jobless numbers in Wingecarribee were impressive.

“You can’t get much better than these results,” Mr Taylor said.

“The dramatic improvement in the unemployment rates across Wingecarribee, I believe, reflects the increased job opportunities from strong economic growth and infrastructure investment across the region.

“More Australians are now in work than ever before and I’m pleased we are seeing the benefits flowing in to significant parts of my electorate, with more local jobs.”

More than 1.2 million jobs have been created since the Coalition came to office in 2013.The Government has pledged to create an additional 1.25 million jobs over the next five years.

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