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.
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%