State's jobless rate steady at 7.5%

Tasmania's unemployment rate remains steady at 7.5 per cent in trend terms, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The ABS figures show that 700 full-time jobs were created in Tasmania in May, although the number of people listed as unemployed has increased by 100 to 19,200 in trend terms.

According to the ABS, there have been 7900 new, full-time jobs created in the state since May last year.

Nationally, the country's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained steady at 5.8 per cent in May.

The ABS reported the number of people employed decreased by 4800 to 11,564,600 in May, seasonally adjusted.

The decrease in total employment was due to decreased male and female part-time employment.

Part-time employment decreased by 27,000 people to 3,496,200 and full-time employment increased by 22,200 people to 8,068,300.

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