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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jan 2014 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/02/2014   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

Dec 2013
Jan 2014
Dec 13 to Jan 14
Jan 13 to Jan 14

Trend
Employed persons ('000)
11 468.4
11 466.9
-1.6
0.3
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
712.5
717.7
5.2
9.5
%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.8
5.9
0.0
pts
0.5
pts
Participation rate (%)
64.6
64.5
-0.1
pts
-0.6
pts
Seasonally Adjusted
Employed persons ('000)
11 463.2
11 459.5
-3.7
0.0
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
712.0
728.6
16.6
11.0
%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.8
6.0
0.1
pts
0.6
pts
Participation rate (%)
64.5
64.5
0.0
pts
-0.8
pts


Employed Persons
Graph: Employed Persons

Unemployment Rate
Graph: Unemployment Rate




JANUARY KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment decreased to 11,466,900.
  • Unemployment increased to 717,700.
  • Unemployment rate increased less than 0.1 pts to 5.9%, based on unrounded estimates.
  • Participation rate decreased 0.1 pts to 64.5%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked increased to 1,622.4 million hours.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment decreased 3,700 to 11,459,500. Full-time employment decreased 7,100 to 7,953,000 and part-time employment increased 3,400 to 3,506,500.
  • Unemployment increased 16,600 (2.3%) to 728,600. The number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work increased 20,700 to 547,200 and the number of unemployed persons looking for part-time work decreased 4,100 to 181,400.
  • The unemployment rate increased 0.1 pts to 6.0%, based on unrounded estimates.
  • Participation rate unchanged at 64.5%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked increased 20.5 million hours to 1,635.8 million hours.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2014 13 March 2014
March 2014 10 April 2014
April 2014 8 May 2014
May 2014 12 June 2014
June 2014 10 July 2014
July 2014 7 August 2014



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 DECEMBER 2013 AND JANUARY 2014

Monthly change
95% Confidence interval

Total Employment
-3 700
-60 500
to
53 100
Total Unemployment
16 600
-21 600
to
54 800
Unemployment rate
0.1 pts
-0.3 pts
to
0.5 pts
Participation rate
0.0 pts
-0.4 pts
to
0.4 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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