In a previous post a month ago now I made a comment that Bill Cummings had used the wrong data in a report at the Cairns Post: Far North economy suffers as unemployment rate soars to new heights
THE Far North’s unemployment rate is reaching staggering new heights with at least 25 per cent of the population now out of a job.
In a report released by Bill Cummings of Cummings Economics, figures show there has been a 160 per cent increase in the number of people from Cairns, Cassowary Coast, Tablelands, Mareeba and Douglas on unemployment benefits from January to April this year.
The report also showed the biggest jump occurred from February to March, with an 86 per cent increase in the number of people claiming JobSeeker and Youth Allowance payments.
I couldn’t find anything at the Cummings Economics website so sent a polite query on this which elicited a reply:
Mark. I think you will find it sloppy reporting by the Cairns Post rather than an error on my part. Suggest you corrrect your comments.