August JobSeekers + Youth Allowance (other) showed a marginal national decline in August although this was all over the place between different states and territories.
Mutual obligation requirements are currently relaxed again for lockdown locations in NSW and Victoria. With different lockdown circumstances and border closures in different states I don’t see much point trying to read these tea leaves.
Locally the Cairns SA4 numbers bumped up modestly:
SA3 breakdown benchmarked to a percentage of the eligible population:
Tableland was the only Cairns SA3 region to decline in August. Subsequent to my previous post (July JobSeekers) most of the August increase was in lower socio-economic areas with a high indigenous population which also include the SA2 areas which have shown a fall in recipients since March 2020 such as Manunda, Manoora and Yarrabah.