NSW Unemployment rates by region

Jeez, the Hunter and Central Coast aren't looking too good. I'm assuming this is unemployed by definition (i.e. actually actively looking for work)?
I actually think it looks pretty good. Central West in particular seems to be doing OK. 6-8% is still low and the dollar is dropping. More work for your average Jo.
I was actually thinking about the same thing.. and also don't know where Port stephens stands?

Port Stephens is part of Hunter I think.

I can vouch for it being challenging to find work in Newcastle. Depends on the industry of course but it's not great.