Aust stocks slightly lower at noon

Local bourse tracks downwards following release of ABS unemployment statistics.

The Australian stock market has slipped in midday trade following the release of Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data which saw full-time jobs contract in October.

At 1205 AEDT the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index fell 0.2% to 5422.9 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index edged down 0.16% to 5417.4 points.

Financials were mixed, with the big four mostly lower.

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