After a somewhat downcast speech from Reserve Bank Governor Stevens yesterday, analysts will be awaiting these latest figures with bated breath.
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After an ordinary flow of news in recent weeks, there will be more than a few twitchy observers today.
Westpac expects to see solid employment growth of around 1.75 per cent per year based on its Jobs Index, which has been steadily improving since November last year.
However, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is still considered likely to come in at 6.2 per cent or even higher.