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Aussie employment surprisingly falls in September, stirs rate risk

Joblessness remains at a three-year trough of 5.6% - only because more people stopped looking for work


AUSTRALIAN employment unexpectedly fell 9,800 in September as firms shed a huge 53,000 full-time jobs, a disappointing report that slugged the local dollar and could rekindle speculation of further rate cuts.

Thursday's data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed...