Australian Job Growth Hits Strongest Level in 28 Years!

Here is more good news about Australia’s economy. On December 10, 2015, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported that the Aussie economy produced an impressive 71,400 new jobs in Australia during November 2015, which dropped the unemployment rate down to only 5.8 percent nationally. This strong Australian job growth followed the creation of 56,000 new jobs in Australia during October 2015. Furthermore, the data provided by the ABS reveals that during the October and November 2015 timeframe, Australian job growth soared to its highest two-month level in 28 years! Not since December 1987 and January 1988 has there been such a strong two-month period of Australian job growth. Therefore, if you are a skilled foreign worker, possess good English language abilities, and you meet other Australian immigration eligibility criteria, you and your family may want to move to Australia!


While there was strong Australian job creation across the country, the ABS reported that some places in Australia have a significantly lower unemployment rate than other parts of the Land Down Under. For example, New South Wales (NSW), where the scenic city of Sydney is situated, had a very low unemployment rate of just 5.2% in November 2015. Neighboring Queensland to the north also enjoyed a low unemployment rate in November 2015 of only 5.9 percent. Queensland is where the beautiful seaside cities of Brisbane and Gold Coast are located. South of NSW in Victoria, the unemployment rate in November 2015 was a respectable 6.2 percent. Victoria is home to the incredible coastal city of Melbourne, which was declared to be the #1 “Most Livable City in the World” in August 2015 by the London-based Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). By comparison, the unemployment rates were 6.6% in both Western Australia and Tasmania during November 2015.


It is important to note that the creation of jobs in Australia and the various rates of Australian employment are merely two measures of economic strength and of job opportunities. For example, some jobs in Australia that are considered eligible occupations for Australian immigration through the General Skilled Migration (GSM) program may be in higher demand in some States, Territories or cities than in other parts of the country. Thus, even if a particular Australian State or Territory has a higher or lower level of employment than other parts of the country, there may be a strong demand for certain occupations there that can provide great career options for skilled foreign workers possessing the high-demand skills. If you want to move to Australia and would like to find out if your occupation qualifies for Australian immigration through the GSM program, click here!

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