失业同义词替换：unemployment rate/jobless rate/loss of jobs
激增：surge to/jump to
the jobless rate was also pushed higher by a rise in 失业率由于。。。的增长而上升
fell 0.9 per cent to 1.61 billion 跌了0.9个百分点到了。。。
the worst reading since August 2002 自02年8月以来最坏的情况
the weakening labour market 疲软的劳动力市场
for an extended period 在较长时间内
Unemployment surges to 12-year high at 6.4 pc
Unemployment has jumped to a 12-year high of 6.4 per cent, despite the loss of only 300 jobs.
Bureau of Statistics figures show the jobless rate surged from June’s reading of 6 per cent to 6.4 per cent last month – the worst reading since August 2002.
An estimated 300 jobs were lost, but the jobless rate was also pushed higher by a rise in the proportion of people in work or looking for it.
The so-called participation rate rose from 64.7 to 64.8 per cent, a possible indication that people who had been discouraged from looking for work are now coming back into the jobs market.
Other positive detail in the data was a 14,500-strong rise in full-time employment, while an estimated loss of 14,800 part-time jobs accounted for all of the decline in positions.
Despite the apparent shift to full-time work, the seasonally adjusted July figures show total hours worked fell 0.9 per cent to 1.61 billion.
With monthly volatility prevalent in the data, most economists prefer to focus on the trend, which shows unemployment steady at 6.1 per cent, and 0.4 of a percentage point higher than at this point last year.（雅思A类小作文常用句型）
The Australian dollar fell about half a cent on the data to 93.05 US cents by 11:38am (AEST), as traders reinforced bets that the Reserve Bank would be leaving interest rates on hold for an extended period due to the weakening labour market.