Work easier for find for geoscientists
The latest Australian Institute of Geoscientist’s (AIG) Employment Survey revealed an average unemployment rate of 7.5 per cent, down from 9.1 per cent recorded three months earlier at the end of December last year.
The rise in employment continues a trend starting in the first quarter 2016 said the AIG.
Three years later and there are more geoscientists employed in Queensland and the Northern Territory but unemployment was up in other states.
AIG President, Mr Andrew Waltho, welcomed the continued fall in geoscientist unemployment but noted that self-employed geoscientists continued to struggle.
“There is, clearly, evidence that improved industry activity is creating new employment opportunities for geoscientists, particularly in mineral exploration, but any talk of a boom seems premature,” Mr Waltho said.
“The underemployment rate amongst self-employed geoscientists, increased 2 per cent to 20.5 per cent continuing an upturn evident in the December 2018 survey when a rate of 18.5 per cent was recorded.
The survey results were drawn from 400 contributions received from geoscientists across Australia.
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