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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jun 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/07/2013   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

May 2013
Jun 2013
May 13 to Jun 13
Jun 12 to Jun 13

Trend
Employed persons ('000)
11 660.9
11 668.3
7.5
1.3
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
694.5
699.7
5.3
11.1
%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.6
5.7
0.0
pts
0.5
pts
Participation rate (%)
65.3
65.3
0.0
pts
0.0
pts
Seasonally Adjusted
Employed persons ('000)
11 658.2
11 668.5
10.3
1.4
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
685.6
709.3
23.7
11.9
%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.6
5.7
0.2
pts
0.5
pts
Participation rate (%)
65.2
65.3
0.1
pts
0.1
pts


Employed Persons
Graph: Employed Persons

Unemployment Rate
Graph: Unemployment Rate




JUNE KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased to 11,668,300.
  • Unemployment increased to 699,700.
  • Unemployment rate at 5.7%.
  • Participation rate remained steady at 65.3%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked increased to 1,636.8 million hours.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased 10,300 (0.1%) to 11,668,500. Full-time employment decreased 4,400 to 8,144,500 and part-time employment increased 14,800 to 3,524,100.
  • Unemployment increased 23,700 (3.5%) to 709,300. The number of persons looking for full-time work increased 16,900 to 525,900 and the number of persons looking for part-time work increased 6,800 to 183,400.
  • The unemployment rate increased 0.2 pts to 5.7%.
  • The participation rate increased 0.1 pts to 65.3%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked increased 8.8 million hours to 1,638.6 million hours.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2013 8 August 2013
August 2013 12 September 2013
September 2013 10 October 2013
October 2013 7 November 2013
November 2013 12 December 2013
December 2013 16 January 2014



NOTES RELATING TO JULY ISSUE

See page 5 of the PDF for details on changes to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community enumeration from July 2013.


ROUNDING

Estimates of monthly and quarterly changes shown on the front cover and used in the commentary have been calculated using unrounded estimates, and may be different from, but are more accurate than, movements obtained from the rounded estimates. The graphs on the front cover also depict unrounded estimates.


SAMPLING ERROR

The estimates in this publication are based on a sample survey. Published estimates and the movements derived from them are subject to sampling variability. Standard errors give a measure of sampling variability (see Standard Errors section). The interval bounded by two standard errors is the 95% confidence interval, which provides a way of looking at the variability inherent in estimates. There is a 95% chance that the true value of the estimate lies within that interval.

MOVEMENTS IN SEASONALLY ADJUSTED SERIES BETWEEN MAY 2013 AND JUNE 2013

Monthly change
95% Confidence interval

Total Employment
10 300
-49 300
to
69 900
Total Unemployment
23 700
-11 500
to
58 900
Unemployment rate
0.2 pts
0.0 pts
to
0.4 pts
Participation rate
0.1 pts
-0.3 pts
to
0.5 pts




INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, email client.services@abs.gov.au or Labour Force on Canberra (02) 6252 6525, email labourforce@abs.gov.au.


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