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Mixed news on unemployment

THE results of an Australian Bureau of Statistics labour force survey released last week show that 11,000 full-time jobs were created in Western Australia in September.

But while there was a fall in youth unemployment from 21.6 per cent to 19.4 per cent in September – the lowest this year and the second lowest level in Australia – WA’s overall unemployment rate was up from 6 per cent in August to 6.1 per cent in September.

Consumer and Employment Protection Minister John Kobelke welcomed the survey results, saying the growth provided more encouraging news about the health of the State’s economy, despite the marginal increase in WA’s unemployment rate.

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