Full response from a Labor spokesman

In response to this FactCheck on Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s statement on employment numbers under the Coalition government, a Labor spokesman said:

1) 50,000 full-time jobs lost this year alone: Table 1 - http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/6202.0Apr%202016?OpenDocument

Employed full-time persons (seasonally adjusted): December 2015 – April 2016 = 49,800 (50,000)

2) Over one million Australians are under-employed Table 22 - http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/6202.0Apr%202016?OpenDocument

Underemployed total persons (seasonally adjusted):

= 1058.9 (over 1 million)

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