Jobless rate at highest point in 14 years

APN NewsdeskTHE jobless rate has kept rising in recent months, crawling to 6.3% in November - the highest unemployment rate in 14 years.

Figures released by the ABS on Thursday also showed the labour force participation rate rose only slightly, up 0.1 percentage point to 64.7% in November.

While there were an extra 42,700 employed people in November compared with October, it was largely driven by rises in part-time jobs for women and full-time jobs for men, but offset by a fall in female full-time employment.

Overall, the full-time employment figure rose by only 1800 new jobs in November and the labour force "underutilisation" was 15% in November, up 0.6 points since August.


PHOTO GALLERY: Towns pause for Anzac Day services

PHOTO GALLERY: Towns pause for Anzac Day services

Rolling coverage of Anzac Day services throughout the South Burnett.

Fire rips through dingo sanctuary

Fire rips through dingo sanctuary

Fire frightens dingoes and shakes neighbouring properties.

Private health cover to skip queues

Private health cover to skip queues

Public hospital surgery waiting times are at a 15 year high.

Local Partners