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5.8 per cent

5.8 per cent

... is the unemployment rate in August. It is just below its post-GFC high of 5.9 per cent, which was reached in June 2009. Economists expect the jobless rate to drift higher.

10.4 per cent

... is the annual increase in China's industrial production in August, the strongest performance in 17 months.

$992 billion

... is the money held in Australian managed funds. The record high was reached in the June quarter and was driven by investor inflows and positive market movements overall.


... is the number of new full-time jobs created in the year to August, compared with 66,100 part-time jobs.

69.23 per cent

... is how far Arrium shares have risen since the start of the financial year. Shares in the steel maker, which were languishing at 50ยข a year ago are now trading above $1.30.

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