|ACT has lowest unemployment in Australia|
|Written by ACT Labor|
|Wednesday, 07 September 2011 00:00|
The latest ABS figures confirm that the ACT still has the lowest trend unemployment rate in the country.
The bureau said the ACT's unemployment rate was steady at 4 per cent in trend term despite a drop in the number of employed people from 204,000 to 203,900. The ACT's participation rate - which measures the proportion of people actively looking for or in work - dropped from 72.6 per cent to 72.5 per cent, but remains the highest rate in the nation.
The bureau said the ACT had an underemployment rate - which measures the number of people who want to work longer hours - of 4.4 per cent.Tweet