Just heard on the news update on the radio that 1600 people lost their jobs in South Australia last month. South Australia has the second highest unemployment rate (behind Queensland) in Australia.
I lost my job in June, so guess I was included in the figures from the previous month!
I know a few people have posted recently saying they have been made redundant. While I don't think the job situation is as worse as the UK there are people over here losing their jobs, it might just not be reported as much, I think the Government may want people to think things are perhaps better than they are.
Having said that, my partner works in IT and got a new job within 2 weeks, so some sectors are still in demand.