Unemployment figure steady
MONTHLY unemployment figures for the Wide Bay region have stayed at 7.2% for the second month in a row.
The August figures were released this morning by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
It is the third time in the past five months the unemployment figure has come in at 7.2%.
Job-seekers had some hope when June showed a rate of 5.2%, especially after the 8% unemployment rate recorded in May.
The 2011 August unemployment rate was 12.3%.