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The Australian Bureau of Statistics released its labour market data on Thursday. Australia's unemployment rate rose to 6.3% in July from 6.1% in June, missing expectations for a decline to 6.0%. June's figure was revised up from 6.0%.
The number of employed people in Australia climbed by 38,500 in July, beating forecast of a rise by 10,000, after a gain by 7,000 in June. June's figure was revised down from a rise by 7,300.
Full-time employment rose by 12,400, while part-time employment climbed by 26,100.
The participation rate was 65.1%.
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