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Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property buyer's agents, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place), and CEO of WargentAdvisory (providing subscription analysis, reports & services to institutional clients).
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Friday, 22 July 2016
Mining boom hangover
Total Townsville unemployment totaled 95,300 in June, according to the detailed labour force figures reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
This was a a bit of a rebound from the multi-year low recorded in May, but some 30,200 or 24 percent below the 2010 peak during the mining boom.
Trials in the tropics
The unemployment rate in the Townsville region increased to 14.8 per cent.
The male unemployment rate was 15.9 per cent.
These unemployment rate figures were both the highest on record, following a high profile Nickel industry closure, but there is much more to Townsville than one plant.
The property market has been relatively speakiing, quite steady.
Vacancy rates are recorded at 6 per cent, with asking rents for houses falling by 19.2 per cent over the past three years.
Over the same time period median asking prices for houses are down by 10.6 per cent.