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January Unemployment - WA jumps to 6.8%


The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased in Tasmania, Western Australia (up 0.4 pts to 6.8%), Victoria and South Australia.

Decreases in the unemployment rate were observed in New South Wales and Queensland.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, STATES AND TERRITORIES

National Key Figures:

  • Employed persons increased 39,100 to 12,751,800. Full-time employed persons increased 65,400 to 8,743,100 and part-time employed persons decreased 26,300 to 4,008,700.

  • Unemployed persons increased 6,600 to 673,500.

  • Unemployment rate remained steady at 5.0%.

  • Participation rate increased 0.1 pts to 65.7%.

  • Monthly hours worked in all jobs increased 6.6 million hours to 1766.4 million hours.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

SOURCE: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/6050C537617B613BCA25836800102753?Opendocument


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