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The Australian Bureau of Statistics released its labour market figures on Thursday. Australia's unemployment rate fell to 6.1% in March from 6.2% in February.
February's figure was revised up from 6.3%.
Analysts had expected the unemployment rate to rise 6.3%. The number of employed people in Australia rose by 37,700 in March, exceeding expectations for an increase by 15,100, after a gain by 41,900 in February.
February's figure was revised up from a rise by 15,600.
The gain was driven by increases in full-time employment. Full-time jobs increased by 31,500 in March, while part-time jobs climbed by 6,100.
The participation rate climbed to 64.8% in March from 64.7% in February. February's figure was revised up from 64.6%.
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