6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Aug 2009 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/09/2009
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AUGUST KEY POINTS
TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION (QUARTERLY CHANGE)
CHANGES THIS MONTH
This issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) includes publication tables on aggregate monthly hours worked in Table 18, and quarterly labour force underutilisation rates in Tables 19 and 20. Detailed data for these new key measures are available on the website in time series spreadsheets. Aggregate monthly hours worked, for males, females and persons, are released in Table 19. Labour force underutilisation rates, classified by sex, age and state, are included in Tables 20 and 21.
The May 2009 issue of this publication included an article and detailed publication tables on labour underutilisation.
An article in the July 2009 issue provided information on aggregate monthly hours worked. The series for aggregate monthly hours worked, released this month, include minor revisions when compared to estimates contained in the article. The average monthly revision, at the total level, is a reduction of 0.05%.
For more information on the methodology used to produce the aggregate monthly hours worked estimates see Information Paper: Expansion of Hours Worked Estimates from the Labour Force Survey (cat. no. 6290.0.55.001).
On 13 May 2009, the Australian Statistician announced the full re-instatement of the Labour Force Survey sample. The re-instatement will occur over four reference months, from September to December 2009. The December 2009 estimates, released in January 2010, will be the first under the fully re-instated sample. The reversal of the 24% reduction in sample size is expected to decrease standard errors by approximately 15%.
Estimates of monthly change and graphs shown on the front cover have been calculated using unrounded estimates, and may be different from, but are more accurate than, movements obtained from rounded estimates.
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