Labour Force

  • May 2019

    June 13, 2019

    Seasonally adjusted employment growth once again exceeded expectations, rising 42.3k in May, while the unemployment rate remained at 5.2%.

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  • April 2019

    May 16, 2018

    Seasonally adjusted employment growth was solid again in April, rising 28.4k in the month, however, the unemployment rate increased to 5.2%

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  • March 2019

    April 18, 2018

    Headline employment rose 24.7k with the unemployment rate edging up to 5.0%.

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  • February 2019

    March 13, 2018

    Seasonally adjusted headline employment growth was weaker than the market expected at +4.6k in February. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1ppt to 4.9%.

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  • January 2019

    February 21, 2019

    Seasonally adjusted headline employment rose a stronger than expected 39.1k in January following a revised 16.9k increase in December (revised from +21.6k).

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  • December 2018

    January 24, 2019

    Headline employment rose a stronger than expected 21.6k in December following a revised 39.0k increase in November (revised from +37.0k).

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