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Tuesday, 11 February 1986
Page: 103

(Question No. 629)


Senator Maguire asked the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, upon notice, on 16 October 1985:

(1) What was the change in total employment levels in South Australia between:

(a) September 1979 and September 1982; and

(b) September 1982 and September 1985.

(2) What was the change in total unemployment levels in South Australia between:

(a) September 1979 and September 1982; and

(b) September 1982 and September 1985.


Senator Walsh —The Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) (a) There were 900 or 0.2% fewer persons employed in South Australia in September 1982 than in September 1979

(b) There were 25 800 or 4.7% more persons employed in South Australia in September 1985 than in September 1982

(2) (a) There were 5 900 or 12.8% more persons unemployed in South Australia in September 1982 than in September 1979

(b) There were 4 500 or 8.7% more persons unemployed in South Australia in September 1985 than in September 1982.