Prime minister says Coalition policy is ‘all about jobs and growth’ but Labor condemns ‘800,000 people lining unemployment queues’ as ‘damning’

The jobless rate hit 6.3% in July, pushed up by a surge in the number of people looking for work and returning to the near-13-year high seen at the start of the year.

It followed an upwardly revised 6.1% unemployment rate in June. However, it still remains shy of the 6.5% peak predicted by the Treasury and the Reserve Bank.

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Source: The Guardian Circular Economy RSS