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The ABS just dropped unemployment figures. The rate is up 0.1% for August this year.

Here’s the headline figures from the ABS:

  • The number of people unemployed increased by 9,400 people to 714,100 in August
  • The ABS monthly seasonally adjusted aggregate hours worked series showed an increase in August, up 1.1 million hours to 1,650.0 million hours
  • A seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate decrease of 0.1 percentage points to 65.0 per cent for August
  • Read the full release here.

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