WA’s Unemployment Rate Falls in October Amidst Steady National Rate

Western Australia’s unemployment has reached its lowest level for the year, following a growth in jobs. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.7 per cent for the month of October from 6 per cent in September. October’s unemployment rate is the lowest level it has been since September…

National Unemployment Falls to Six Year Low Five Percent

Australia’s unemployment rate has fallen to 5 per cent, the lowest level it has been since 2012. The 0.3 per cent drop marked a six-year low, with a fall in the number of people searching for work pushing the unemployment rate down. Overall numbers of people with a job increased by 5,600 people seasonally adjusted,…

Council Conference To Disucss And Address Youth Challenges In WA

Youth Minister Peter Tinley kicked off the Youth Affairs Council of WA’s Unfairground Conference, encouraging attendees to suggest new pathways to address challenges young West Australians facing in this era. YACWA’s bi-annual conference provides an opportunity for young people to network, share ideas and experiences that focus on prominent youth issues.  This year’s conference discussed…

New Jobs Centre To Help Reduce Mandurah’s Youth Unemployment

A new jobs centre has been launched in Peel TAFE to address Mandurah’s high youth unemployment rate. The State Government Jobs and Skills Centre is a one stop shop for local students, job seekers and career changers to upskill and improve their job prospects. 229 occasions has been provided by the career information services, 19…

WA Mining Employment Highest in State History

By Stephanie Acevedo A record number of people have been employed in WA’s mining industry in the past year than at any other time in the State’s history, new figures reveal. The Latest statistics from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety for the 2017-18 financial year showed more than 112,000 people were directly…

WA’s Unemployment Rate Rises to Worst Level in 16 Years: Opposition

Western Australia’s unemployment has risen higher in March, with new figures revealing the state has reached its highest seasonally adjusted unemployment level in 16 years. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show WA’s unemployment rate increased from 6.1 per cent to 6.9 per cent for the month, with more Western Australians looking for work in March…

WA Youths Against Odds With Seven Fighting For Each Entry Level Job

Young Western Australia jobseekers have been facing a tougher start to their working lives, after a new report revealed more applicants than available positions in the State. An Anglicare WA report released on Thursday revealed almost seven young Western Australians are fighting for every entry-level job across WA, including in retail and hospitality industries. “We…

EXCLUSIVE: One Nation Stands Against Gold Levy

In the September budget, WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt announced a new tax on the gold sector as a solution to the dire state of WA’s finances, however on Tuesday, the WA One Nation Party are set to make a motion against it. Earlier this week, Mr Wyatt publicly criticised gold miners for refusing to pay…