SYDNEY, May 9 (Reuters) - Australian employment data for April, released by
the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Thursday.
Seasonally adjusted Apr Mar Apr' 12
Unemployment rate (pct) 5.5 5.6 5.0
Employed (mln) 11.663 11.613 11.499
Unemployed 685,300 688,000 601,200
Participation rate (pct) 65.3 65.2 65.2
The employment rise of 50,100 was made up of a rise of 34,500 in full-time
employment, while part-time employment rose 15,600.
Forecasts centred on a rise of 12,000 in employment, with the unemployment
rate at 5.6 percent, a Reuters poll showed.
For details, see the Australian Bureau of Statistics Web site at
(Reporting by Ian Chua; Editing by Lincoln Feast)
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