Jobless rate steady at 5.1pc in June


Australia's unemployment rate remained steady at 5.1 percent in June, ABS data reveals

Jobless rate steady at 5.1pc in June
Unemployment rate steady at 5.1pc in June
July 8, 2010

Australia’s unemployment rate remained steady at 5.1 percent in June, according to new ABS data out today.

Figures show the number of people employed increased by 45,900 people to 11.100 million in June.

The rise in employment was driven by a rise in part-time employment, up 27,500 people to 3.306 million.

This was reinforced by a rise in full-time employment, up 18,400 people to 7.795 million.

The number of people unemployed decreased in June, down 200 people to 598,400.

Meanwhile, the ABS seasonally adjusted monthly aggregate hours worked series showed a fall in June, down 6.4 million hours to 1,567.4 million hours.

The participation rate in June increased 0.1 percentage point to 65.2 percent.

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