The economic downturn, recession, crisis, stagnation, unemployment–we are all tired of hearing those as they bring fear and no desire for a little sweet vacation, or escape, or what have you…
We got some news for you. Winter is coming to its end, and despite the economic situation that’s been ruling along with the cold for a while, we see the sun, the beach and the fun at the end of the tunnel. Let’s take a look at some stats and see why Australia is still the place to be for working holiday for the European adventurous souls.
Unemployment Rates – January 2010
Netherlands – 4.2%
New Zealand – 7.3%
Germany – 7.5%
UK – 7.8%
Canada – 8.3%
US – 9.7%
France – 10.1%
Ireland – 13.8%
Spain – 18.8%
Per stats at epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu, the Netherlands has the lowest unemployment rate from the countries in the EU–4.2%, while the average unemployment per cent in the EU is 9.5%.
Spain has one of the highest rates of 18.8%, followed only by Latvia with 22.9%. Ireland, with its 13.8% unemployment, is not quite promising yet, either.
So far, Australia’s 5.3% is a keeper. Those who want to go there on a working holiday visa and work while having all the fun from being away from home-in another continent-should consider the following:
Overall, the employment increased 400 to 10,971,100. However, “Full-time employment increased 11,400 to 7,659,700 and part-time employment decreased 11,000 to 3,311,400,” according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.