Aust stocks stronger at noon

Local market lifts as economy adds jobs three times faster than forecast.

The Australian sharemarket is higher at noon after the release of official data showing the economy added three times more jobs than expected in February.

At 12.05pm (AEDT), the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index added 35.6 points, or 0.66%, to 5,419.8, while the broader All Ordinaries index rose 35.2  points, or 0.65%, to 5,435.7.

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