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JULY KEY FIGURES
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
Estimates of monthly change shown on the front cover 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.
The trend estimate of unemployed persons rose from 728,100 in July 1995 to 771,800 in February 1997. The trend then fell to 583,200 in September 2000, before rising to 685,200 in October 2001. The trend has since generally fallen to stand at 531,200 in July 2005.
The trend unemployment rate rose slowly from 8.1% in July 1995 to 8.4% in February 1997. After falling to 6.1% in September 2000, the trend then rose to 7.0% in October 2001. The trend has since generally fallen to stand at 5.0% in July 2005.
EMPLOYED PERSONS TREND ESTIMATES
MALES EMPLOYED FULL TIME
The trend estimate for males employed full time rose from 4,187,500 in July 1995 to 4,216,200 in April 1996. After falling to 4,198,800 in May 1997, the trend then rose to 4,400,200 in August 2000. The trend then fell to 4,335,000 in June 2001, before generally rising to stand at 4,728,200 in July 2005.
MALES AGED 15-19 YEARS
The trend estimate of males aged 15 to 19 years employed full time generally decreased from 155,600 in July 1995 to 141,100 in June 1997. Although fluctuating, the trend then fell to a low of 135,700 in February 2001 before rising to 155,200 in January 2004. After falling to 147,600 in August 2004, the trend rose to 165,200 in March 2005. The trend has fallen slightly over the last four months to stand at 162,800 in July 2005.
MALES AGED 20 YEARS AND OVER
The trend estimate of males aged 20 years and over employed full time rose gradually from 4,031,900 in July 1995 to 4,255,400 in August 2000. After falling to 4,191,600 in July 2001, the trend has generally risen to stand at 4,565,400 in July 2005.
FEMALES EMPLOYED FULL TIME
The trend estimate of females employed full time generally rose from 2,060,700 in July 1995 to 2,266,900 in March 2001. The trend then decreased to 2,215,400 in January 2002, before generally rising to stand at 2,449,000 in July 2005.
FEMALES AGED 15-19 YEARS
The trend estimate of females aged 15 to 19 years employed full time generally fell from 83,900 in July 1995 to a low of 74,000 in August 1998. The trend then rose to 89,200 in February 2001, before falling to 76,800 in April 2002. Although falling slightly in late 2003, the trend generally rose to 89,000 in November 2004, before falling to stand at 85,300 in July 2005.
FEMALES AGED 20 YEARS AND OVER
The trend estimate of females aged 20 years and over employed full time remained relatively steady from July 1995 to July 1997, before increasing to 2,178,000 in March 2001. After falling slightly to 2,135,100 in December 2001, the trend has since risen to stand at 2,363,700 in July 2005.
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