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If you’re looking to live in Cairns, you are probably going to have to find work. Good news. Cairns, once the top of the list for unemployment figures in QLD has literally had its economy supercharged over the last year, now sitting at 5%.
This is a massive turnaround from last year, where unemployment in Cairns exceed 9%. Better yet, Cairns is now above the “claimed” state average of 5.8%. Yay! But what does this mean for you?
Well, if you are looking to live in Cairns, you’re probably not going to have any issues finding work. Sure, you may not get what you want first go, however, food on the table and a roof over your head is much better than destitute and living on the dole.
The unemployment rate is claimed to have decreased so dramatically due to the resurgence of tourism. Cairns was affected immensely by the Euro Crisis and the high Australia dollar. Even though Australia looks set for a recession, it’s good to see Cairns moving up and out of the red zone.
It’s not time to pop the champagne bottle open yet though. Cairns Life staff talk to many small to medium size businesses and many are still suffering, so these “figures” that are released by the government can sometime be questionable. Still, this means that there are more opportunities.
Sine the beginning of the last financial year alone, jobs in Cairns grew by 7200. Considering Cairns has a population under 200,000, this is a big jump.
So if employment was an issue that held you back from living in Cairns, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel.