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... that's the official estimate of how many new full-time jobs were created in the past year. This brought the full-time unemployment rate in June to 6 per cent, the worst in four years and compares with 5.2 per cent a year ago.


... represents a slight drop in the latest Westpac-Melbourne Institute index of consumer sentiment. Above 100 shows households more optimistic than pessimistic about the economy, but the index is down 7.6 per cent from its March peak.

4.35 per cent

... is the highest interest rate on offer for a $100,000 term deposit over 12 months, according to Canstar, available from the Australian Defence Credit Union. The lowest rate on offer is 2.26 per cent from Citibank.


... the average size of loans to first-home buyers. These buyers make up less than 15 per cent of the housing-finance market.

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