WA job­less rate falls slightly

Pilbara News - - News - Shane Wright

The na­tional job­less rate has lifted to 5.8 per cent de­spite a huge jump in the num­ber of peo­ple in full-time work.

The Aus­tralian Bureau of Statis­tics re­ported un­em­ploy­ment in June in­creased by 0.1 per cent.

At a net level there was a 7900 lift in the num­ber of Aus­tralians with a job. But within that fig­ure there were wild swings, with full time em­ploy­ment up 38,400 while part-time em­ploy­ment dropped by 30,600. In WA, the job­less rate eased slightly to 5.7 per cent.

Ac­cord­ing to the bureau, there was an 8600 lift in full-time em­ploy­ment on a sea­son­ally ad­justed ba­sis.

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