November Unemployment for WA - 5.8%

The national unemployment rate declined 0.1% to 5.2% for the month of November while the rate for Western Australia edged upwards by the same margin to 5.8%.

According to the ABS - some of the key highlights for November include:

  • Employment increased by 39,900 to 12,954,400 people.

  • Full-time employment increased by 4,200 to 8,837,300 people and part-time employment increased by 35,700 to 4,117,200 people.

  • Unemployment decreased by 16,800 to 708,100 people.

  • Unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 pts to 5.2%.Participation rate remained steady at 66.0%.

  • Monthly hours worked in all jobs increased by 2.9 million hours to 1,781.2 million hours.

  • Just South Australia and Western Australian rates increased for the month.

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