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Australian Employment Figures

JUNE 2017

Up by 26,400 to 12,160,100


Fell by 3,700 to 726,800

Unemployment Rate

Fell slightly to 5.6%

Participation Rate

Remained at 64.9%


Seasonally adjusted, the number of people in employment rose by 14,000 to 12,166,900.
Full-time employment rose by 62,000 to 8,356,000.
Part-time employment fell by 48,000 to 3,810,800.


The seasonally adjusted total of unemployed rose by 13,100 to 728,100.
The number of people looking for full-time work rose by 9,200 to 500,600.
Number of people looking for part-time work rose by 3,900 to 227,500.

Unemployment Rate

Seasonally adjusted remained at 5.6% - the May figure had been revised.

Participation Rate

Seasonally adjusted increased by 0.1% to to 65.0%.

All details from the Australian Bureau of Statistics

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