WA’s seasonally adjusted unemployment price dropped from eight.three per cent in June to 7 per cent in August, behind the nationwide unemployment price of 6.eight per cent.
In WA, about two-thirds of individuals discovering work for the reason that top of the pandemic had been girls.
“The McGowan authorities’s determination to implement a tough border was clearly necessary in rebuilding our economic system,” Mr Wyatt stated.
“There are actually 47,000 extra folks employed in Western Australia than in early 2017 underneath the earlier Liberal Nationwide Authorities.
“Whereas in the present day’s outcomes are encouraging indicators for our economic system, there may be nonetheless extra to do.”
Shadow Treasurer Dean Nalder stated unemployment in WA was nonetheless worse than the nationwide common and simply in entrance of Victoria, which is in complete lockdown.
“There 40,000 extra unemployed or underemployed than in the beginning of the pandemic,” he wrote in a social media publish.
Based on the ABS, greater than 110,000 jobs had been created throughout Australia in August, delivering the nation a shock fall in unemployment whilst Victoria went into coronavirus lockdown, recording an unemployment price for August of seven.1 per cent.
The ABS’s head of labour statistics, Bjorn Jarvis, stated there had not been a considerable change within the participation price, which measures these in work or in search of it.
“The massive enhance in seasonally adjusted employment coincided with a big lower in unemployment of 87,000 folks, round 55,000 of whom had been feminine,” he stated.
Nathan is WAtoday’s political reporter and the winner of the 2019 Arthur Lovekin Prize for Excellence in Journalism.