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Australian Employment Figures




The number of people in employment rose by 26,000 to 14,232,300 people. This is 379,900 more than the same month last year.
Full-time employment rose by 13,000 to 9,809,000 in February.
Part-time employment rose by 13,700 to 4,423,300 people in February.


The total of unemployed fell by 3,500 to 562,200 persons in February 2024. This was 52,400 higher than February 2023.

Unemployment Rate

Remained at 3.8%.

Participation Rate

Fell to 66.6%.

States and territories unemployment

New South Wales 3.6% (+0.0 pts)

Victoria 3.9% (+0.0 pts)

Queensland 4.0% (-0.1 pts)

South Australia 3.8% (+0.0 pts)

Western Australia 3.8% (+0.0 pts)

Tasmania 4.3% (+0.0 pts)

Northern Territory 4.5% (+0.0 pts)

Australian Capital Territory 4.2% (+0.0 pts)

All details from the Australian Bureau of Statistics

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