Australia's Unemployment Down to 4.9% in April


Australia's unemployment rate decreased 0.2 pts to 4.9%. The male unemployment rate decreased 0.2 pts to 4.8% and the female unemployment rate decreased 0.2 pts to 5.1%.

Employment increased 15,500 (0.1%) to 11,501,000. Full-time employment decreased 10,500 (0.1%) to 8,062,800 and part-time employment increased 26,000 (0.8%) to 3,438,200.

Unemployment decreased 28,800 (4.6%) to 598,200. The number of persons looking for full-time work decreased 22,000 (4.9%) to 423,800 and the number of persons looking for part-time work decreased 6,800 to 174,500.

The participation rate decreased 0.1 pts to 65.2%.
   
Aggregate monthly hours worked increased 6.6 million hours to 1,633.9 million hours.


TradingEconomics.com, ABS
5/10/2012 11:58:25 AM