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Australian Employment Figures

APRIL 2018

Up by 13,800 to 12,505,200


Up by 1,400 to 733,300

Unemployment Rate

Remained at 5.5%

Participation Rate

Up by 0.1% to 65.7%


Seasonally adjusted, the number of people in employment rose by 22,600 to 12,501,000.
Full-time employment rose by 32,700 to 8,543,400.
Part-time employment fell by 10,000 to 3,957,700.


The seasonally adjusted total of unemployed rose by 10,600 to 741,000.
The number of people looking for full-time work fell by 17,100 to 506,100.
Number of people looking for part-time work rose by 27,600 to 234,900.

Unemployment Rate

Seasonally adjusted rose by 0.1% to 5.6%.

Participation Rate

Seasonally adjusted rose by 0.1% to 65.6%.

All details from the Australian Bureau of Statistics


PHR/SPHR: Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide
by Sandra M Reed and Anne M. Bogardus

Must-have preparation for those looking to take the PHR or SPHR certification exams in order to strengthen their resume.

PHR Study Guide 2017

PHR Study Guide 2018: PHR Certification Test Prep and Practice Questions for the Professional in Human Resources Exam

The Future of Human Resource Management

The Future of Human Resource Management: 64 Thought Leaders Explore the Critical HR Issues of Today and Tomorrow
Edited by Mike Losey, Dave Ulrich, Sue Meisinger

  Like its bestselling predecessor before it, this offers the very best thinking on the future of HR from the most respected leaders in the field.

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