The trend unemployment rate for Western Australia has moved down slightly from 5.9% in July to 5.8% for August 2019. Nationally, the rate has remained unchanged for August at 5.3% , up from 5.2% (June) and the same 5.3% (July). The state of Victoria increased in August to 4.9% and New South Wales remained at 4.5%.
Some of the key data as released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today include:
An increase Nationally by 0.1% to 5.3%
Number of unemployed persons increased by 2,700 persons
The participation rate increased slightly
Trend employment increased by 22,000 persons
Unemployment is South Australia increased to 6.8%
South Australia has the highest unemployment rate , followed by Tasmania
Data and table above as released by abs.gov.au 19th Sept 2019.