One job for every two unemployed: Hunter labour market tighter than NSW

Michael Parris
Updated May 24 2024 - 4:11pm, first published 2:25pm
The Hunter still has almost 6000 advertised job vacancies.
The Hunter still has almost 6000 advertised job vacancies.

The Hunter has one job vacancy for every two unemployed people, offering "little wiggle room" for companies looking for skilled staff.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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