The National Unemployment Rate now sits at 6.2% up from 6.1% in March, with 2,900 jobs being shed across this period. Full time employment has lost 21,900 jobs throughout April, but 19,000 part-time jobs have been created. Unfortunately, this wasn't enough to offset the fall in full-time employment.
State by State Unemployment Rate - April
QLD sits at 6.7% up from 6.6% in March
NSW 6.0% up from 5.9%
VIC maintains a flat unemployment rate 6.2%
WA up to 5.7% from 5.5% in March
SA is now sitting at 7.1% up from 6.4% in March