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Unemployment passes two-decade high as job applicants ‘inundate’ employers – ABC News

Employers say they are being inundated with applicants for any jobs being advertised, as official figures show 280,000 people resumed looking for work last month.

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The official numbers from the Bureau of Statistics show unemployment passing a two-decade high, reaching 7.4 per cent in June.
Key points:

  • Around 280,000 people started looking for work again in June
  • More people looking for jobs pushed unemployment up from 7.1 to 7.4 per cent, despite the creation of 210,800 jobs
  • The rise in employment was dominated by 249,000 part-time jobs, while full-time work fell

The true picture is much worse, with the Treasurer admitti…

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