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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jun 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/07/2010   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

May 2010
Jun 2010
May 10 to
Jun 10
Jun 09
to Jun 10

Trend
Employed persons ('000)
11 057.3
11 077.6
20.4
2.8
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
606.3
603.4
-2.9
-8.6
%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.2
5.2
0.0
pts
-0.6
pts
Participation rate (%)
65.1
65.1
0.0
pts
-0.2
pts
Seasonally Adjusted
Employed persons ('000)
11 054.8
11 100.7
45.9
3.3
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
598.6
598.4
-0.2
-9.6
%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.1
5.1
0.0
pts
-0.7
pts
Participation rate (%)
65.1
65.2
0.1
pts
0.0
pts


Employed Persons
Graph: Employed Persons

Unemployment rate
Graph: Unemployment rate




JUNE KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased to 11,077,600
  • Unemployment decreased to 603,400
  • Unemployment rate at 5.2%
  • Participation rate at 65.1%
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked increased to 1,563.5 million hours


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased 45,900 (0.4%) to 11,100,700. Full-time employment increased 18,400 to 7,794,700 and part-time employment increased 27,500 to 3,306,000.
  • Unemployment decreased 200 to 598,400. The number of persons looking for full-time work decreased 11,000 to 424,700 and the number of persons looking for part-time work increased 10,700 to 173,700.
  • Unemployment rate remained at 5.1%. The male unemployment rate remained at 5.0% and the female unemployment rate decreased 0.1pts to 5.2%.
  • Participation rate increased 0.1 pt to 65.2%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked decreased 6.4 million hours (-0.4%) to 1,567.4 million hours.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2010 12 August 2010
August 2010 9 September 2010
September 2010 7 October 2010
October 2010 11 November 2010
November 2010 9 December 2010
December 2010 13 January 2011



REVISIONS

Revisions have been made to data for Northern Territory for May 2010 to incorporate more up-to-date source data. No other State or Territory data are affected. However, minor revisions have been observed in Australia level Labour Force estimates for May 2010.


REVISIONS TO POPULATION BENCHMARKS

As foreshadowed in the October 2009 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0), the ABS will be revising the population benchmarks underpinning the Labour Force Survey, due to revisions made to Net Overseas Migration (NOM) estimates published in September 2008 and September 2009 issues of Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0).

The revisions will be applied in the July 2010 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0), to be released on 12 August 2010.

The Labour Force Survey population benchmarks will be revised for the period July 2006 to June 2010. It is expected that the revisions will impact on level estimates, such as the number of persons employed and unemployed, but will have minimal impact on movement estimates or estimates of rates, such as the unemployment rate.

Movements in seasonally adjusted series between May 2010 and June 2010

Monthly change
95% Confidence interval

Total Employment
45 900
-7 900
to
99 700
Total Unemployment
-200
-31 200
to
30 800
Unemployment rate
0.0 pts
-0.2 pts
to
0.2 pts
Participation rate
0.1 pt
-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 Meagan Leach on Canberra (02) 6252 6525, email labourforce@abs.gov.au.


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