Economic Buzz: Australia Jobless Rate Unchanged At 5.5% In March

Australia jobless rate came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.5 percent in March, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday, unchanged from the February reading following a downward revision from 5.6 percent. The Australian economy added 4.900 jobs last month to 12,484,100 following the increase of 17,500 in the previous month. Full-time employment decreased 19,900 to 8,514,100 and part-time employment increased 24,800 to 3,970,000.