By way of an example, having added a seemingly thunderous +34,000 jobs in February, Greater Brisbane promptly gave 22,000 of them back again in March.
On the other hand, jobs growth has been negative in Greater Adelaide (-8,300) reflective of damaging trends in the manufacturing sector, with further job cuts for struggling Elizabeth announced in April.
Regional employment growth has also been generally weak, reflecting the shedding of nearly 50,000 resources positions over the past year.
Perhaps surprisingly the most significant contributor to regional employment growth was "rest of state" Western Australia (+28,600), where jobs have been steadily and consistently created.
A number of clear trends are beginning to emerge in Australia's employment markets.
Firstly, services employment has gradually picked up predominantly in the largest capital cities, but the manufacturing sector is hurting and aggregate mining employment is falling into disarray.
As shown in my chart packs previously, total resources capital investment in Australia is still being propped up by enormous and unprecedented spend in the Northern Territory related to the $34 billion Ichthys project, but as the construction phase winds up the capex decline is all set to gather a head of steam.
This will ultimately represent adverse news for Darwin, which has long played host to a curiously artificial labour market with resources, tourism, military and the public sector accounting for the bulk of employment.
The likely outcome nationally is that we will see low interest rates for a prolonged period of time - starting with an imminent cut to the cash rate to just 2 per cent - as the mining investment decline continues to act as a drag on growth.
Regional unemployment trends
The month-to-month capital city and regional unemployment rate figures by state and territory are wildly erratic, though I have charted them below for completeness.
The most notable divergence between city and regional unemployment is increasingly to be found in New South Wales.
Here is the smoothed rolling 12 monthly data for New South Wales, with the latest figures suggesting that the divergence will continue.
Lower dollar helping the Apple Isle
Just as parts of the Tasmanian economy were punished by the persistent strength of the Australian currency through the latter stages of the mining investment boom, Hobart now appears to be benefiting from the ongoing weakening of the Aussie dollar.
It is true that some of Tasmania's industries may never recover from the fallout to their previous eminence.
The decline of the grand old forestry company Gunns Limited falling into voluntary liquidation in 2012 represented a sad decline for one of Australia's oldest companies, founded in 1875.
My chart packs of the latest and always fascinating international trade data implied that the resurgence of Tasmania is likely to piggy-back on a strong rebound of the tourism sector, particularly from record numbers (and record spend) of Chinese visitors.
Sydney's economy is benefitting from a construction and infrastructure boom, and looks to be the best placed of the capital cities.