Unemployment remains steady at 5.2% in July

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.

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