ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents information about the experiences of unemployed people in seeking work, in terms of the steps they have taken to find work and the difficulties they have encountered in finding work. It also presents information about employed people who started their current job in the previous 12 months. For this group, data on the steps taken to attain work and current job details are provided. In addition, demographic information is provided for both of these groups.
The statistics in this publication were compiled from data collected in the Job Search Experience Survey, conducted throughout Australia in July 2009 as a supplement to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS).
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
As of July 2009, the name 'Job Network' changed to 'Job Services Australia'. This publication uses 'Job Network' and will incorporate the name change for the 2010 issue.
A new data item 'Number of children in family aged under 15 years' was added in 2009.
As estimates have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Labour Market Statistics Section on Canberra (02) 6252 7206.