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Australian Employment Figures

MARCH 2017

Up by 16,500 to 12,033,400


Rose by 5,800 to 749,500

Unemployment Rate

Increased marginally to 5.9%

Participation Rate

Increased marginbally to 64.7%


Seasonally adjusted, the number of people in employment rose by 60,900 to 12,059,600.
Full-time employment rose by 74,500 to 8,238,600.
Part-time employment fell by 13,600 to 3,821,000.


The seasonally adjusted total of unemployed rose by 4,000 to 753,100.
The number of people looking for full-time work rose by 2,900 to 528,600.
Number of people looking for part-time work rose by 1,100 to 224,500.

Unemployment Rate

Seasonally adjusted remained at 5.9%

Participation Rate

Seasonally adjusted rose by 0.2% to 64.8%.

All details from the Australian Bureau of Statistics

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