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The Australian Bureau of Statistics released its labour market data on Thursday. Australia's unemployment rate rose to 6.0% in June from 5.9% in May, beating expectations for an increase to 6.1%. May's figure was revised down from 6.0%.
The number of employed people in Australia climbed by 7,300 in June, beating forecast of a decline by 5,000, after a gain by 39,900 in May. May's figure was revised down from a rise by 42,000.
Full-time employment rose by 24,500, while part-time employment declined by 17,200.
The participation rate was 64.8%.
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