Aust stocks close stronger

Stronger than forecast employment data, rising iron ore futures buoy local bourse.

A stronger than expected employment report and a lift in iron ore futures boosted the Australian sharemarket today, which closed more than half a per cent higher.

At the 4.15pm (AEDT) official market close, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index added 28.4 points, or 0.53%, to 5,412.6, while the broader All Ordinaries index rose 28.6 points, or 0.53 %, to 5,429.1.

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