Australia Unemployment


Australia: Unemployment rate steady in February

March 10, 2011

In February, the economy shed 10,000 jobs in seasonally-adjusted terms, the first decline since August 2009. The decline reflected a significant cut in part-time jobs (-58,000), offset to a large extent by the addition of 48,000 full-time positions. The number of total job seekers remained virtually unchanged in February after rising moderately the previous month. As a consequence, the unemployment rate was unchanged at January's 5.0%.

Author:, Head of Data Solutions

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