May Unemployment rate decreases by 0.1 percentage point to 4.2%


The male unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percentage point but the rounded estimate remained at 3.9%, and the female unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 4.7%.

Employment increased by 39,400 to 10,453,800. Full-time employment increased by 66,800 to 7,530,000 and part-time employment decreased by 27,400 to 2,923,800.

Unemployment decreased by 11,800 to 463,000. The number of persons looking for full-time work decreased by 1,600 to 325,800 and the number of persons looking for part-time work decreased by 10,200 to 137,200.

Participation rate increased by 0.1 percentage point to 65.0%.


Australian Bureau of Statistics
7/6/2007 9:57:52 AM