ABS: employment remains flat, but less jobs on offer in part-time roles

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It seems that the GFC may finally be catching up with Australia, with the latest employment figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealing a weakening job market.

ABS statistics from last December initially showed a slight increase in unemployment, which came in at 5.3 per cent, however, this figure was later revised and dropped to 5.2 per cent, the same as November.

And while the results may not come as a surprise to jobseekers, they do reveal an overall fall in part-time jobs in the lead-up to the holiday period.

In total, the number of jobs on offer dropped by 29,300 in December despite predictions from reputable economists that more people would be looking to hire at this time.

Young people wanting to fit work around plans to undertake further study may have been hardest hit by the change in hiring conditions.

With this in mind, it may be a good idea for people who are enrolled in University or TAFE courses to look at different ways to save money.

If you are living in a share house taking the time to compare gas prices, as well as gas providers may reduce the amount spent on bills.

Posted by Charlie Moore