Strength in some sectors despite job losses
While the dole queues are still getting longer, some sectors are faring better than others, writes Nicola Cooke.
The year 2011 was a difficult one on the jobs front, as numbers on the dole queue continued to climb in most cases. While some industries, such as technology and life sciences, saw a boost in employment, others, like retail, construction and financial services, continued to decline.
Unemployment is still a widespread problem across the economy, and the most recent QNHS (Quarterly National Household Survey) showed the unemployment rate rose to 14.4 per cent in the...
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