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Australian Employment Figures

APRIL 2017

Up by 19,900 to 12,071,300


Rose by 1,700 to 744,400

Unemployment Rate

Remained at 5.8%

Participation Rate

Increased marginbally to 64.8%


Seasonally adjusted, the number of people in employment rose by 37,400 to 12,099,300.
Full-time employment fell by 11,600 to 8,227,400.
Part-time employment rose by 49,000 to 3,871,900.


The seasonally adjusted total of unemployed fell by 19,100 to 732,300.
The number of people looking for full-time work fell by 12,300 to 514,200.
Number of people looking for part-time work fell by 6,800 to 218,000.

Unemployment Rate

Seasonally adjusted fell by ).2% to 5.7%

Participation Rate

Seasonally adjusted remained at 64.8%.

All details from the Australian Bureau of Statistics

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