Unemployment steady: ABS

AUSTRALIA'S unemployment rate remained steady in March, the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed on Thursday.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March was 5.2 per cent, with the ABS reporting the number of people employed increased by 44,000 to 11,491,200.

The increase was driven by increased full-time employment - up 15,800 people to 8,080,400 - and part-time employment - up 28,200 people to 3,410,900.

There was also an increase of 0.2 per cent in the labour force participation rate in March to 65.4 per cent.

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