Full-time job numbers grew by a booming 62,000, while 48,000 part-time jobs were shed.
The participation rate inched up to 65.0 per cent, from 64.9 per cent.
The Australian dollar – on a roll the past two weeks – jumped more than a third of a cent on the unspectacular numbers to hit a new two-year high of US79.89¢.
“The jobs data just missed estimates, but this is robust enough to push the Aussie dollar higher with the full-time employment change greater than expected,” said OANDA senior trader Stephen Innes.
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