Wattle Range jobs market firm

UNEMPLOYMENT in the Wattle Range Council area is now below the national average, according to the latest Census data.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) found 6.2pc of Wattle Range residents are unemployed, compared to the Australian average of 6.9pc.

More than half of the 11,677 people in the area reported being in the labour force, with 53pc in full-time employment and 33.2pc in part-time employment.

While the 2016 data found a decrease in the number of people employed in full-time work compared to the 2011 Census, there was an increase in part-time work and a slight increase in unemployment in the five-year

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