While it may be terrible at rugby league, there is something that New South Wales did better than any other state and territory in June, including Queensland – create full time employment.
The ABS’ labour force report, released earlier today, revealed full time employment for the state surged by 35,548 in June. For women it leapt by 24,284 while that for men grew by 11,264.
That’s a fair effort, particularly given the national performance last month.
According to the ABS full time employment increased by 24,500 in June with females making up the vast bulk of this total at 17,500.
That means, while full time employment increased by 35,548 in New South Wales, other states and territories recorded full time job losses of over 11,000. Excluding New South Wales, full time job losses across the nation for women totalled 6,784 while that for men came in at 4,264.
Is that plausible or is it another example of an anomaly, something that was seen in the female full time employment growth in Western Australia in May?
While it’s true that New South Wales’ economy is probably performing better than most at present, and it’s also the most populous state, it does raise the question over the reliability of the ABS survey.
Regardless, after the dismal State of Origin result last night, it’s something to cling on to.
New South Wales. New South Wales. New South Wales.