Australia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.9% in April, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) said. According to the revised data, a month earlier it was at the same level, while previously it was reported at 4%. This is the lowest figure since the start of counting in 1974. Analysts, on average, had expected a decline to 3.9% from the pre-announced March mark, according to a Trading Economics poll. The number of unemployed in April decreased by 11 thousand and amounted to 537.1 thousand people. Employment increased by 4 thousand and reached a record 13.402 million. However, experts predicted a more significant rise – by 30 thousand. Including the number of Australians working full-time, increased last month by 92.4 thousand (up to 9.343 million people), the number of part-time employees decreased by 88.4 thousand people (up to 4.059 million). The share of the labor force in the total working population fell to 66.3% from a record 66.4% in March. Source: FINMARKET.RU

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