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Rise in Australia employment

05 October 2015 by News Desk

jobs_constructionThe number of people employed in Australia increased by 17,400 to 11,775,800 in August 2015.

Full-time employment increased 11,500 to 8,141,000 and part-time employment increased 5,900 to 3,634,800.

The number of people out of work in Australia has fallen by 14,400 to 781,100. The number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work decreased 3,500 to 561,400 and the number of unemployed persons only looking for part-time work decreased 11,000 to 219,700.

Unemployment rate decreased 0.1 pts to 6.2%.
Participation rate decreased 0.1 pts to 65.0%.

Hours worked each month in all jobs was 1,623.8 million hours in August, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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