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Australia employment rises by 14,500 in Sept

Oct 11 (Reuters) - Australian employment data for September, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Thursday.

Seasonally adjusted Sept Aug Sept 11 Unemployment rate (pct) 5.4 5.1 5.2 Employed (mln) 11.512 11.497 11.445 Unemployed 662,700 623,800 634,000 Participation rate (pct) 65.2 65.0 65.6

The employment rise of 14,500 was made up of a rise of 32,100 in full-time employment, while part-time employment fell 17,700.

Forecasts centred on a rise of 3,750 in employment, with the unemployment rate rising to 5.3 percent, a Reuters poll showed.

For details, see the Australian Bureau of Statistics Web site at

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(Reporting by Wayne Cole; Editing by John Mair)

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Keywords: ECONOMY AUSTRALIA/JOBS