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Positive jump in Ballarat employment rate for June

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More than 5000 people went back to work in Ballarat last month compared to May.

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics saw Ballarat bounce back with 5100 new jobs.
 
The number of people registered as having a job in Ballarat in May was 76,400 compared to 81,500 in June.
 
The unemployment rate in Ballarat sits on a concerning 6.1% which is above average for regional areas, and there are concerns held that the actual rate could be much higher than the reported rate.
 

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