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Guess What! The Northern Territory has a very low unemployment rate of 1.3 per cent but still people from other Australian States are hesitant in moving to NT leading to shortage of skilled people.

The Northern Territory government hopes to welcome 2500 migrants from Asia to fill labour gaps as part of a proposal to develop northern Australia.

Chief Minister of Northern Territory, Adam Giles says he is in talks with Prime Minister Tony Abbott and federal Minister for Immigration Scott Morrison about putting in place a regional migration agreement.

He said the unemployment rate in the greater Darwin area was 1.3 per cent, posing problems for employers seeking labour, and workers from Sydney and Melbourne, which have higher levels of unemployment were reluctant to make the move to NT.

Source: The Australian

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