If you're looking for work of any sort, and feel like a move, try the ACT. I've been here 5 weeks, applying for work that's not in my field, and just had 3 good job offers in two days. The employers are almost desperate, and applicants are thin on the ground. Trades, IT, professional, unskilled, labouring all is abundant. There are stacks of new jobs advertised every day, some advertised for weeks at a time. The pay seems good all round for the jobs I've applied for, and rental property can be reasonable, if you rent a bit out of town, however, the roads are great, so nowhere is far away. Because of the lack of competition, you have negotiating room too. Regards, Andrew.