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Australian Employment Figures

FEBRUARY 2017
TREND ESTIMATES
Employment

Up by 11,600 to 12,005,000

Unemployment

Rose by 5,200 to 738,900

Unemployment Rate

Stayed at 5.8%

Participation Rate

Remained at 64.6%


 
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Employment

Seasonally adjusted, the number of people in employment fell by 6,400 to 11,998,800.
Full-time employment rose by 27,100 to 8,518,900.
Part-time employment fell by 33,500 to 3,840,000.

Unemployment

The seasonally adjusted total of unemployed rose by 26,000 to 748,100.
The number of people looking for full-time work rose by 10,800 to 523,800.
Number of people looking for part-time work rose by 15,100 to 224,300.

Unemployment Rate

Seasonally adjusted rose by 0.2% to 5.9%

Participation Rate

Seasonally adjusted remained at 64.6%.

All details from the Australian Bureau of Statistics



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