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Australian Employment Figures

MAY 2018

Up by 15,900 to 12,522,300


Fell by 1,500 to 723,700

Unemployment Rate

Remained at 5.5%

Participation Rate

Down by 0.1% to 65.5%


Seasonally adjusted, the number of people in employment rose by 12,000 to 12,518,300.
Full-time employment fell by 20,600 to 8,521,400.
Part-time employment rose by 32,600 to 3,996,900.


The seasonally adjusted total of unemployed fell by 26,800 to 714,600.
The number of people looking for full-time work fell by 11,200 to 494,300.
Number of people looking for part-time work fell by 15,600 to 220,300.

Unemployment Rate

Seasonally adjusted rose by 0.2% to 5.4%.

Participation Rate

Seasonally adjusted fell by 0.2% to 65.5%.

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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