UNEMPLOYMENT UP: 23,700 More People Didn't Have A Job In June

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The ABS just put out unemployment figures.

  • The rate has risen 0.2 percentage points to 5.7%
  • The number of people unemployed increased by 23,700 people to 709,300 in June
  • Aggregate hours worked increased in June, up 8.8 million hours to 1,638.6 million hours
  • The labour force participation rate increased of 0.1 percentage points to 65.3% in June

Read the release here.

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