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Falling NSW jobless rate not all good news

AAP logoAAP 20/10/2016 Georgie Moore

The jobless rate in NSW has fallen to a four-year low but more people have moved into part-time work and fewer men are getting jobs.

The rate fell to 4.9 per cent in September, with a total of 6700 jobs added, Australian Bureau of Statistics figures reveal.

But this was countered by the loss of 6100 full-time jobs.

And men are struggling to find work at all, with only 100 lucky blokes succeeding compared to 6600 women.

The number of men in full-time fell by 9300 while that figure went up by 3200 for women.

NSW retained the country's lowest unemployment rate for the 16th month straight.

"It has been almost 15 years since NSW's unemployment rate has been this far below the rest of Australia," Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian said.

Nationally, the number of full-time workers dropped by a 53,000, only partly off-set by a 43,200 rise in part-time work.

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