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Labour market figures: October 2006

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7 December 2006 LABOUR MARKET FIGURES - OCTOBER 2006 The Nationals Member for Riverina, Kay Hull, has released the latest labour market figures for the region. Mrs Hull said the latest figures indicated a drop in the number of people receiving income support from Centrelink by 1.6 per cent in Leeton and 4 per cent in Wagga Wagga. “The figures also show that Griffith recorded a small increase of 1.8 per cent or 10 additional people receiving support from Centrelink,” Mrs Hull said. “These figures reveal a continuing trend of steady labour market figures in the larger centres of Griffith, Leeton and Wagga Wagga.” Jobseekers receiving Newstart Allowance and Youth Allowance Location September 2006 October 2006 Griffith 544 554 Leeton 315 310 Wagga Wagga 1737 1668 (End) For further information contact Rosie Ellis on 02 6921 4600 or 0428 214 600.