21 Dec 2010

Employment confidence edges up

6:30 pm on 21 December 2010

Employment confidence has edged up slightly, but people are still finding it hard to get jobs.

The latest Westpac McDermott Miller employment confidence index for the three months to December rose less than a point to 103.5.

A figure above 100 indicates more optimists than pessimists.

A senior economist at Westpac, Donna Purdue, says the small lift is encouraging, but there are some worrying aspects in the survey.