Kentucky's unemployment rate increases to 5.1% in April 2017

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Data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that the Unemployment Rate unexpectedly slipped from 5.9% to 5.7% in April, reaching its lowest levels since January as Australia's labour market saw employment rise for the seventh consecutive month.

Employment in Australia continued to trend higher last month, causing the Euro Australian Dollar (EUR AUD) exchange rate to tumble as investors welcomed the news.

"Though April non-farm job estimates fell by 1,500, we are still well ahead of last year's pace", said Andy Condon, director of the labor department's Office of Research.

State officials say the state's labor force has also been increasing in recent months, an indication that more people may be returning to the workforce and looking for jobs.

Data out on Thursday showed all of the gains in jobs in April came from part-time employment which soared 49,000 while full-time work fell by 11,600.

During the past year, nonagricultural employment in the state has grown by 5,500 jobs.

Oregon's record-low jobless rate has fallen again.

CT now has recovered 89,000 of the 119,100 jobs lost in the last recession or just under 75 percent.

"The employment figures do move around a lot and we had strong growth in full-time employment last month", Mr Turnbull told reporters in Rockhampton.

In a separate federal survey of business establishments that excludes jobs in agriculture and people who are self-employed, Kentucky's seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 600 jobs in April 2017 compared to March 2017. "Jobs are being created, unemployment continues to fall and the labor market is tightening".

The Bureau of Statistics will update its quarterly measure of underemployment next month.

The biggest reductions were seen in education and health services, which lost 1,200 jobs, and financial activities, which was down 1,000.

Construction and mining posted the largest jobs gain, 2,800, to 62,500, up 4.7 percent. The state also added 1,200 jobs in that timeframe.

"Growth in part-time employment, rather than full-time work, becomes a problem - and indeed undesirable - when there is growth in the number of workers who are not working as much as they would like".

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