Building Activity – ABS

In the June quarter 2006, the seasonally adjusted estimate of total building work done rose in all of the states and territories except Tasmania (-9.1%). The largest rises were in the Northern Territory (+17.6%), the Australian Capital Territory (+15.5%) and Western Australia (+12.6%). “Read more”:http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs%40.nsf/mf/8752.0?OpenDocument …

This would seem to add weight to what I covered on the “Australasian Construction Climate”:http://www.gal.com.au/FREE-eBulletins/Current-eBulletins/Emerging-Issues-2.html#climate in the March eBulletin.

Australasian Labour Market Statistics – ABS

In 2005-06, more than two-thirds of employed men aged 15-19 years worked in the Retail trade (42%), Construction (15%) or Manufacturing (11%) industries. Most of those working in Retail trade were employed part-time (77%), though part-time workers were much less prevalent in the Construction (14%) and Manufacturing (20%) industries.

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