Part 1 - Total employment
The total employment growth chart in a columnar format below underscores the same story.
Part 2 - Unemployment rates
Part 3 - New South Wales
The coal mining regions feature heavily in the unemployment statistics at the present time.
Unemployment rates in inner ring Sydney on the other hand remain low.
Part 4 - Queensland
However, every third person you meet in Queensland seems to be someone or know someone who has lost a mining contract position of late, and there is undoubtedly a good deal of "blood on the streets" in a number of coal mining regions.
As previously noted, Logan-Beaudesert also appears to be struggling, while employment in Moreton Bay North also looks to be somewhat depressed, dragging up the Metropolitan averages.
Expect to see interest rates dropped to 1.75 percent by Q1 2016, in line with cash rate futures market pricing.