Labour force survey shows strong jobs growth in region

Over the five years to 2014, the Sunshine Coast has demonstrated strong employment growth (19,700 jobs), according to the latest Department of Employment Labour Force Survey.

Ivan Neville, Branch Manager at the Labour Market Research and Analysis Branch, presented the key findings for the Caboolture-Sunshine Coast Priority Employment Area (PEA), which showed an increase in recruitment activity and expectations of future recruitment were encouraging.

The largest employing industries were retail (14 per cent), health care and social assistance (15 per cent) and construction (11 per cent).

Speaking at the PEA Breakfast Wrap on 17 June, Mr Neville shared the results of the latest business and employer surveys for the two regions.

More than 60 people attended the breakfast to celebrate the achievements and outcomes of the Local Employment Coordinator and PEA initiative, which comes to an end on 30 June. Over the last three years, the initiative has delivered more than 30 projects and activities.

Click here to view Ivan Neville’s presentation: Labour Force Survey 2014

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