The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Western Australia decreased substantially to 5.7% during December 2017 which was down from a rate of 6.6% for November. The unemployment rate averaged 5.9% over the year to December 2017 which is lower than the rate of 6.1% average unemployment recorded over the previous year to December 2016.
Seasonally adjusted, Australia’s unemployment rate rose from 5.4% in November to 5.5% in December 2017 with the average unemployment rate of the year of just 5.6%. This was a slight improvement over the rate of 5.7% average unemployment across the 12 months to December 2016.
Some of the seasonally adjusted estimates as described by abs.gov.au include:
Seasonally adjusted, New South Wales recorded the lowest unemployment rate of 4.8% while Tasmania and Victoria both recorded the highest with 6.1%.
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