Australia's jobless figure expected to remain at 5.3%

09:08, May 13, 2010      

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Australia's jobless figure for April was expected to remain stable at 5.3 percent, an official data reported on Thursday.

Economists polled by Australian Associated Press were expecting the Australian labor market to have added 20,000 jobs in April.

The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited's (ANZ's) survey on job suggested the pace of employment growth had slowed in April, leading to expectations that Australia's jobless rate was unlikely to fall.

The budget on Tuesday night announced by Treasurer Wayne Swan has predicted the unemployment rate would fall to 4.75 percent by 2012.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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