THE OFFCIAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE TOOK A SURPRISE DROP LAST MONTH. ###TKE GFX##THE FIGURES FROM THE BUREAU OF STATS SHOWS A DROP IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN SEPTEMBER, FROM FIVE PINT EIGHT TO FIVE-POINT-SIX-PER-CENT.

A TOTAL OF NINE-THOUSAND-100-JOBS WERE CREATED DURING THE MONTH

THIS IS AGAINST EXPECTATIONS THAT THE JOBLESS RATE WOULD REMAIN AT FIVE-POINT-EIGHT PER CNET ***READ ON***

#TAKE LIVE#\THE SHARE MARKET' REMAINS DOWN THOUGH

#TAKE AUS MARKETS##THE ALL ORDS DOWN A FIFTH OF A PER CENT

THE ASX 200

ENERGY AND RESOURCE STOCKS

TAKE US MARKETS##WALL STREET EDGED HIGHER AS THE U-S PRESIDENT'S NOMINATION FOR NEXT FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN DISTRACTED INVESTORS FROM THE POLITICAL DEADLOCK IN WASHINGTON.

THE DOW ADDED A FIFTH OF A PER CENT ... TAKING BACK A PORTION OF RECENT LOSSES.

##TAKE CURRENCIES##THE AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR HAS RISEN FURTHER ON THE BACK OF THE JOBS FIGS ... ITS WAS ALREADY BENEFITING FROM THE NOMINATION OF FED RESERVE NOMINEE JANET YELLEN BECAUSE IT RAISES THE CHANCES THAT US STIMULUS MEASURES WILL REMAIN IN PLAY AND KEEP THE GREENBACK LOWER.

ITS HOLIDNG AROUND XXX#READ ON#