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With various Government Stimulus plans, this sector has been a steady performer throughout the GFC. This sector has been
growing full time jobs (+3.1%) and also part time jobs (+1.7%), one of the few sectors to grow both.
In NSW, public sector jobs have been growing strongly (+4.0%) and despite the apparent cost cuts to assist with budget
shortfalls, both full time and part time positions are growing in that State. Whereas in Victoria, after strong growth, this sector
has slowed a little in the last quarter (-1.2%), although this follows double-digit growth in the early parts of 2009. The decline has
been with full time jobs. Queensland has returned to jobs growth (+3.5%) after softening over much of 2009, due to a growth in
full time jobs. In WA, with an improved outlook for the Mining Sector, Government spending has started to drive jobs growth again
(+3.0%) and the growth has also been in full time jobs. In SA, after some cutting back last year, Government jobs are at the same
level they were at the start of the GFC. Once again, these have been full time jobs.
Although there is some concern about State Government debt levels, particularly in Queensland and NSW, the recovery in the
economy should ensure that revenues are at least maintained with some growth possible. This in turn should result in some jobs
growth in the public sector. The EMDA model is indicating that jobs will grow 0.4% in the November 10 quarter.
This sector continues to be a steady performer
Source: ABS/EMDA Model 2010
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