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WA Unemployment Continues to Edge Lower

By Scott Van Heurck - 17 Oct, 2019

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Graph credited to abs.gov.au

Western Australia was the only state to record a lower trend unemployment rate for September 2019 compared to the previous month. September trend unemployment for WA was 1 point lower at 5.7% compared to 5.8% for August. Nationally, the rate has remained unchanged for September at 5.3%.

The unemployment rates for Queensland and South Australia both increased by 0.1% for September while all other states remained unchanged.

Some of the key data as released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today include:

  • Nationally the rate remained steady at 5.3%
  • Number of unemployed persons increased by 1,600 persons
  • The participation rate remained steady
  • Trend employment increased by 20,200 persons
  • Underutilisation rate remaining steady at 13.7%
  • Underemployment rate remaining steady at 8.4%

Data and table above as released by abs.gov.au 17th Oct 2019.

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