Unemployment falls to 5.7% in April
17 May 2017
Australia's unemployment rate fell to 5.7 per cent in April, official figures show, beating expectations of a flat rate of 5.9 per cent.
The total number of people with jobs rose by 37,400 in the month, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday.
Full-time employment fell by 11,600 jobs, while the number of part-time jobs was up 49,000.
The participation rate, which refers to the number of people either employed or actively looking for work, was flat at 64.8 per cent.
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