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April Unemployment | WA 6.4%

By Scott Van Heurck - 19 May, 2018

The Western Australian unemployment data was slightly improved for April with the seasonally adjusted rate down at 6.4% from 6.9% the previous month of March. The states unemployment rate is still the second worst in the nation – behind Tasmania.

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SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)

  • Employment increased 22,600 to 12,501,000. Full-time employment increased 32,700 to 8,543,400 and part-time employment decreased 10,000 to 3,957,700.
  • Unemployment increased 10,600 to 741,000. The number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work decreased 17,100 to 506,100 and the number of unemployed persons only looking for part-time work increased 27,600 to 234,900.
  • Unemployment rate increased by 0.1 pts to 5.6%.
  • Participation rate increased by 0.1 pts to 65.6%.
  • Monthly hours worked in all jobs increased 19.4 million hours (1.11%) to 1,764.0 million hours.

Seasonally Adjusted, the national unemployment rate remained steady at 5.6%

(ABS: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/6202.0main+features1Apr%202018)

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