The unemployment rate remained steady during July, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The unemployment rate remained at 5.2%, although economists had expected a rise to 5.3%.
The figures show the total number of jobs rose by 14,000 or 0.1% to 11,512,600. There was an increase in full-time employment, up by 9,200 to 8,073,700.
Part-time employment also rose by 4,800 to 3,439,000.
This article first appeared at SmartCompany.