Job mar­ket more bal­anced

Townsville Bulletin - - Investor -

THE num­ber of jobs va­can­cies fell in the three months to Fe­bru­ary, but the labour mar­ket still tight­ened. The de­gree of tight­en­ing was small, though, sug­gest­ing the labour mar­ket is reach­ing a more bal­anced state. The Aus­tralian Bu­reau of Sta­tis­tics’ three-monthly sur­vey, re­leased yes­ter­day, showed the sea­son­ally ad­justed num­ber of va­can­cies fell to 190,000 in Fe­bru­ary, from 193,300 in Novem­ber, a drop of 1.7 per cent. The lat­est labour force fig­ures showed the num­ber of unem­ployed peo­ple fell to 604,800 in Fe­bru­ary, from 625,000 in Novem­ber.

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