Monthly jobless rate for Fraser Coast at 6.9% for April

THE Wide Bay's monthly unemployment level has dropped to it's lowest level since 2011.

Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Thursday showed the jobless rate for April was 6.9%, a drop from 7.7% in the previous month.

The last time the monthly rate was under 7% was in December 2011, when it sat at 5.3%.

The volatile figures have ranged from a high this year of 9.5% in February.

Visit abs.gov.au to see the full report.



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