CIVILIAN LABOUR FORCE BY REGION
Between June 2008 and June 2009, the Victorian labour force increased by 26,600 people (1.0%). During this period, the number of employed people fell by 15,500 and the number unemployed increased by 42,000 (33.8%). The Victorian unemployment rate increased from 4.5% to 5.9% over the same period.
The labour force grew by 33,100 people (1.6%) in the Melbourne Major Statistical Region (MSR) and decreased by 6,500 people (0.9%) in the Balance of Victoria MSR.
The proportion of employed people who worked full-time increased from 69.5% to 70.2% in the Melbourne MSR and decreased from 67.1% to 64.3% in the Balance of Victoria MSR.
The number of unemployed people increased by 32,800 (35.4%) in the Melbourne MSR and by 9,200 (29.0%) in the Balance of Victoria MSR between June 2008 and June 2009. The labour force participation rate fell from 66.0% to 65.7% in the Melbourne MSR and from 62.5% to 61.0% in the Balance of Victoria MSR.
Within the Balance of Victoria MSR, the Central Highlands-Wimmera Statistical Region (SR) recorded the largest increase in employment (6,300), followed by the Barwon-Western District SR (400). The largest falls in employment were recorded in the Goulburn-Ovens-Murray SR (-16,800), the All Gippsland SR (-3,100) and the Loddon-Mallee SR (-2,700).
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