Monday, October 2, 2006
Sydney under pressure
Parts of south-western Sydney are starting to crack under the pressure of high petrol prices, big debts and falling house prices. The jobless rate in the Fairfield-Liverpool region has shot from 5 per cent to 10 per cent in the past year. Unemployment in that area is now double the national rate of 4.9 per cent and well above the NSW rate of 5.7 per cent.