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The number of males employed full-time in South Australia in July 2009 was 344,600 (in trend terms), a decrease from 347,500 in June 2009. The number of females employed full-time in South Australia increased from 186,700 in June 2009 to 186,900 in July 2009.
The trend estimate unemployment rate for South Australia was 5.5% in July 2009. Australia's unemployment rate increased slightly from 5.8% in June 2009 to 5.9% in July 2009. For the third consecutive month South Australia's trend unemployment rate is below the national rate.
For South Australia, the trend unemployment rate for males remained steady at 6.2% in July 2009. The trend unemployment rate for females in South Australia decreased slightly from 4.8% in June 2009 to 4.7% in July 2009, the seventh consecutive monthly decline.
The trend estimate of the participation rate for South Australia fell slightly to 63.4% in July 2009. Australia's trend participation rate also fell slightly, to 65.3%.
For South Australia, the trend participation rate for males dropped slightly from 69.2% in June 2009 to 69.1% in July 2009 continuing the decline that began in October 2008. The Australian participation rate for males remained steady at 72.2%. The participation rate for South Australian females also remained steady between June and July 2009 (58.0%). The Australian female participation rate decreased slightly to 58.7% in July 2009 after holding steady at 58.8% for the previous five months.
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