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Grim Tassie jobs figures for April

APRIL jobs figures were released today, showing some grim statistics for Tassie.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force April 2013 report showed:

Unemployment rate

The unemployment rate rose from March to April in both data sets. In trend terms it increased from 7.3% to 7.4% and from 7.3% to 7.5% in seasonally adjusted figures.

Participation rate

The participation rate was steady in trend terms at 60%, and in seasonally adjusted terms at 59.9%.

Employed total persons

Trend figures fell from 231,300 employed persons in March to 231,000 in April. Seasonally adjusted figures also fell from 230,900 to 230,300.

Employed full time – total persons

Tasmanians in full time employment fell from 145,300 to 144,600 in March in trend terms. Seasonally adjusted figures also saw full time employment drop from 145,000 to 143,000 during this period.

Unemployed – total persons

Both sets of data recorded a fall a rise in the number of unemployed Tasmanians. In trend terms unemployed persons rose from 18,200 in March to 18,400 in April. In seasonally adjusted terms the number of unemployed Tasmanians rose from 18,300 to 18,700 during the same time.


The unemployment rate remained steady at 5.5% for Australia in seasonally adjusted terms from March to April 2013.

Across the country the number of people employed increased by 50,100 to 11,663,200 for April. The latest report shows that both full time and part time employment increased, up by 34,500 full time jobs and 15,600 part time jobs.

Figures show the number of people unemployed decreased by 2,700 people to 685,300 for April.

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