WA"s participation rate increased by 0.8 per cent to 68.8 per cent.

WA unemployment up 0.6%

Western Australia's unemployment rate rose to 6.6 per cent in November despite 8,500 jobs being created, while the national unemployment rate has remained unchanged even though the economy added far more jobs than expected in November.

The national unemployment rate was steady at 5.4 per cent, official figures show, matching market expectations.

However, the total number of people with jobs rose by 61,600, the Australian Bureau of Statistics data showed, far higher than the 19,000 increase that economists had predicted.


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