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Australia – Employment decreased 27,000 (SA) and unemployment rate increased to 5.2%


  • Employment decreased 27,000 (0.2%) to 11,500,500. Full-time employment decreased 33,500 to 8,065,500 and part-time employment increased 6,600 to 3,435,000.
  • Unemployment increased 7,200 (1.1%) to 631,300. The number of persons looking for full-time work increased 7,800 to 438,300 and the number of persons looking for part-time work decreased to 193,000.
  • The unemployment rate increased 0.1 pts to 5.2%. The male unemployment rate increased 0.1 pts to 4.9% and the female unemployment rate was steady at 5.5%.
  • The participation rate decreased 0.2 pts to 65.2%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked decreased 19.6 million hours to 1,602.1 million hours.

Employment and Unemployment Rate

via 6202.0 – Labour Force, Australia, Jun 2012.

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