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WA Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.1%


In seasonally adjusted terms, the unemployment rate for June 2018 in Western Australia dropped to 6.1% down from 6.3% recorded in May 2018.

Seasonally adjusted employment increased by 50,900 persons from May to June 2018 (a 0.4 per cent increase). The underlying composition of the net change was an increase of 41,200 persons in full-time employment and an increase of 9,700 persons in part-time employment. Since June 2017, full-time employment increased by 158,200 persons, while part-time employment increased by 180,800 persons.

The only increase in the seasonally adjustment unemployment rate was recorded in Victoria which increased by half of one percent to 5.6%. South Australia also recorded a decrease in its unemployment rate to 5.4% and was only second lowest to that of New South Wales which also recorded a 0.2% drop to 4.7%

The largest increase in the seasonally adjusted participation rate was in New South Wales (up 0.2 percentage points to 61.5 per cent). The seasonally adjusted participation rate decreased in South Australia (down 0.2 percentage points to 62.6 percent) and Western Australia (down less than 0.1 percentage points to 68.5 per cent).

Figures and graph released by abs.gov.au today

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