Wide Bay unemployment monthly rate drops to 9%

THE Wide Bay monthly unemployment rate has dropped by almost 1% but is still one of the highest rates in Queensland.

The latest jobless figure was released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Thursday morning and shows the July rate in Wide Bay was 9%, compared to 9.9% in June.

The unemployment rate has ranged between 6.9% and 10.8% since last December.

The Queensland-wide unemployment rate for the month of July was 5.5%.



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