Jobs I hear you say?
Despite what you may hear in advertising campaigns and certain sections of the media, mining comprises a small part of the Australian workforce. The highest percentage of mining employees was last year with 2.2% of the workforce – less than a quarter of those who are employed in manufacturing. Most years the industry has accounted for 1% or even less of the total Australian workforce. Despite the expansion of mining over the past seven years, mining accounts for only 7 per cent of new jobs created over that time.
A guest post from Kaye Lee.
Results from the 2011 Australian Census released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show 11.6 per cent of Australians are working in health care and community services and 10.5 per cent in retail.
Of the 838,500 jobs created over the five years from November 2007 to November 2012…
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