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E-MINI S&P (Z1): Lower But Still Above The 50-Day EMA

--Unemployment Rate At 5.6%; Participation Increases
     SYDNEY (MNI) - Labor-force survey for August published by the Australian
Bureau of Statistics on Thursday:
                                             August                         July
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                         (M/M, seasonally adjusted)   (M/M, seasonally adjusted)
                                                           +29,200 (revised from
Employed Persons                            +54,200                     +27,900)
                          +15,000 (range +10,000 to
MNI Consensus                              +21,000)
                                                           -20,000 (revised from
Full-time Employment                        +40,100                     -20,300)
                                                            +49,200(revised from
Part-time Employment                        +14,100                     +49,400)
Unemployment Rate                              5.6%           5.6% (no revision)
MNI Consensus            5.6%  (range 5.6% to 5.7%)
Participation Rate                            65.3%          65.1% (no revision)
MNI Consensus          65.1% (range 65.0% to 65.1%)
Unemployed Persons                           -1,100      0 (revised from +1,100)
Employment to
Population                                    61.6%          61.4% (no revision)
Underemployment Rate                           8.6%                   8.8% (May)
Underutilization Rate                         14.1%                  14.3% (May)
--MNI Sydney Bureau; tel: +61 2-9716-5467; email: sophia.rodrigues@marketnews.com
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