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Employment figures: December 2003

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Media Release 15 January 2004

EMPLOYMENT FIGURES - DECEMBER 2003 The Nationals Member for Riverina Kay Hull today said in line with previous years figures indicate the number of jobseekers has risen in December.

“The figures from December 2003 show a rise in the number of people looking for work in Griffith and Leeton, by 6 per cent and 2.3 per cent respectively,” Mrs Hull said.

“While in Wagga Wagga, the figure has risen by 7.5 per cent.

“Figures from the same time of year over the past two years indicate a similar pattern, with figures rising during the December period.

“Employment figures during 2003 remained positive despite the region struggling with the impact of the drought.”

Jobseekers Receiving Newstart Allowance and Youth Allowance Location November 2003 December 2003

Griffith 619 656

Leeton 386 395

Wagga Wagga 1685 1812

Table 7 attached to fax


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