Todays unemployment data was not good for North Queensland:
Sadly I am without my computer and files until next week. However the talk was all the unemployment spike in Townsville. We should note here that defence forces are excluded from the ABS survey. Townsville Enterprise proudly proclaim that defence households account for about 10% of Townsville population. We also know that Townsville has relatively high public sector employment apart from that.
So what does this say about the current condition of the private sector in Townsville?
Response: build a football stadium. Go Brasilia!