LABOUR FORCE STATUS
The average rate of unemployment in the Junee Shire is 7.7% with a participation rate of 46.1%.
The Junee Shire experienced employment growth of 4.5% between 1996 and 2001. This is slightly higher than the average rate of growth for the Riverina of 4.0%.
Agriculture has remained the largest employer in the Junee Shire since 1991.
The largest increase in employment since 1991 occurred in the personal and other services sector. The largest decrease occurred in the transport and storage industry.
Male employment is concentrated in the agriculture and transport industries. A high number of females are also employed in the agriculture sector, the health and community services sector is also a prominent employer.