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Bureau of Statistics revisions to its jobs data have slightly lifted the unemployment rate over the past few months.

September's seasonally adjusted jobless rate has risen from 6.1 to 6.2 per cent on the revision, while the winter months have seen their unemployment rates rise from 6 to 6.1 per cent.

Employment increased 24,100 to 11,592,200 from a revised September 2014 estimate. Full-time employment increased 33,400 to 8,058,500 and part-time employment decreased 9,400 to 3,533,700. 

Unemployment increased 7,100 to 772,100. The number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work decreased 10,900 to 532,100 and the number of unemployed persons only looking for part-time work increased 18,100 to 240,000.