There is no other way to interpret this.
Media release by NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson:
The month of July saw 2,256 more people become unemployed and NSW continues to suffer with 5,861 fewer jobs today than when Barry O’Farrell took office.
The release cites this data from the ABS. The ABS website says:
The number of people unemployed decreased by 2,500 people to 635,100 in July, the ABS reported.