Average jobs growth over the year to date also remains steadily solid.
And over the past year the economy has added 2.24 million jobs.
The employment to population ratio is also at its best level since February 2009 at 60.2 per cent.
Average hourly earnings increased by 7 cents to $26.19, to be 2.5 per cent higher over the year.
"I love it when a plan comes together" in the words of George Peppard.