6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, Jul 2007
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Review of Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0)
The ABS is currently conducting a review of Australian Labour Market Statistics(cat. no. 6105.0). We are seeking your comments on the usefulness of the articles and tables in this publication. This paper briefly provides some background to the publication's development and describes the current content. An excel spreadsheet is attached to this document in which you may provide your comments.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) undertook a review of its dissemination practices for labour force statistics in late 2001. After extensive consultation with users the monthly Labour Force, Australia(cat. no. 6203.0) publication was discontinued and replaced with the quarterly publication Australian Labour Market Statistics(cat. no. 6105.0).
First released in April 2003, Australian Labour Market Statistics is the flagship release for ABS labour statistics. It is a compendium publication which draws together data from a range of sources, using ABS household and business surveys to provide an overall picture of the labour market.
The original purpose of the publication was to raise awareness of the ABS data available. Since then, the environment in which Australian Labour Market Statistics was designed has changed. With the introduction of free publications and data products via the ABS website, and more than four years on from its initial release, it is timely to review the content and future direction of Australian Labour Market Statistics.
Australian Labour Market Statistics includes a labour market overview; feature articles; recent releases; spotlights; labour market data and additional information. The following information is a brief description of the current components within the Australian Labour Market Statistics publication:
ABS is seeking your feedback. An excel spreadsheet is attached below in which you may provide your comments.
The spreadsheet contains two worksheets as below:
All users of ABS labour statistics are encouraged to provide feedback. Your comments will greatly assist in determining the future content and direction of Australian Labour Market Statistics.
Although the main focus of the review will be in determining the relevance of tables and articles within Australian Labour Market Statistics,the ABS is also interested in obtaining additional feedback on the following:
Further comments can be made in the spreadsheet at the bottom of the Comments on articles worksheet.
Please complete and return the spreadsheet to Catherine Toet <firstname.lastname@example.org> by Friday 27 July, 2007. Alternatively, if you would prefer to mail your comments, then please send them to:
Labour Market Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Locked Bag 10
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
If you require any further information regarding the review of Australian Labour Market Statistics(cat. no. 6105.0), or wish to clarify any of the information being sought in the spreadsheet, please contact Catherine Toet on Canberra (02) 6252 7636 or email <email@example.com>.
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