200 full-time jobs lost in July: ABS

Tasmania's jobless rate has remained steady despite the number of people in full-time employment dropping by 200 in July, according to official figures released this morning.

The state's umemployment rate in July in trend terms was 7.5 per cent - the same figure it has been for all of 2014.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics labour force figures show that the number of Tasmanians in full-time employment fell from 152,800 in June to 152,600 in July. 

The number of people in total employment, however, increased by 100 to 236,500.

In seasonally adjusted figures, the state's jobless rate jump from 7.3 per cent in June to 7.6 per cent in July.

Nationally, Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by 0.3 percentage points to 6.4 per cent in July.

The ABS reported the number of people employed decreased by 300 to 11,576,600 in July (seasonally adjusted).

The decrease in employment was due to decreased part-time employment, down 14,800 people to 3,499,200. This was offset by increased full-time employment, up 14,500 people to 8,077,400.

Decreases in male part-time employment and female full-time employment were largely offset by increases in male full-time employment and female part-time employment.

The seasonally adjusted number of people unemployed increased by 43,700 to 789,000 in July 2014, the ABS reported.


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