Saturday 20/05/17 Townsville Bulletin click here for full article
The managing director of recruitment firm TP Human Capital, Clayton Cook, said employment provided huge benefits in terms of the psychology and vibe in a community.
People who were employed were more active and more willing to commit. But he said when people were unemployed there was a tendency for less social interaction and with less spending there was a domino effect.
Mr Cook said the impact could be less engagement in community and sporting events, higher levels of crime and mental health issues and higher rates of divorce.