Let's take a look at the employment figures in the usual 3 short parts...
Part 1 - Employment up
Total employment increased by a surprisingly strong +42,000 to a new survey high of 11,759,600.
The May result was comprised of +14,700 full time jobs, and +27,300 part time jobs.
So, a jolly good data print, all things considered.
Part 2 - State versus state
Such is the nature of commodity cycles.
The last three years have been grim enough, but there is more sobering news in the post over the next three years, with it being announced today that Port Augusta's two power stations and the Leigh Creek coal mine are expected to close by 2018.
6 per cent is a 12 month low for the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. ticking back from 6.3 per cent in January.
Elizabeth in Adelaide is ground zero for capital city unemployment in Australia as the car manufacturing industry shuts up shop, but now we can add the disintegration of the "iron triangle" to the long list of challenges facing the state.