6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Sep 2016 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Aug 2016
Sep 2016
Aug 16 to Sep 16
Sep 15 to Sep 16

Trend
Employed persons ('000)
11 955.7
11 959.5
3.9
1.3
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
718.2
715.1
-3.1
-5.9
%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.7
5.6
0.0
pts
-0.4
pts
Participation rate (%)
64.7
64.7
-0.1
pts
-0.4
pts
Seasonally Adjusted
Employed persons ('000)
11 957.0
11 947.2
-9.8
1.4
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
717.5
705.1
-12.5
-8.5
%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.7
5.6
-0.1
pts
-0.6
pts
Participation rate (%)
64.7
64.5
-0.2
pts
-0.5
pts


Employed Persons
Graph: Employed Persons

Unemployment Rate
Graph: Unemployment Rate




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased 3,900 to 11,959,500.
  • Unemployment decreased 3,100 to 715,100.
  • Unemployment rate decreased by less than 0.1 pts to 5.6%.
  • Participation rate decreased by less than 0.1 pts, but remained at 64.7% in rounded terms.
  • Monthly hours worked in all jobs increased 2.2 million hours to 1,660.4 million hours.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment decreased 9,800 to 11,947,200. Full-time employment decreased 53,000 to 8,105,300 and part-time employment increased 43,200 to 3,841,900.
  • Unemployment decreased 12,500 to 705,100. The number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work decreased 7,400 to 492,300 and the number of unemployed persons only looking for part-time work decreased 5,100 to 212,800.
  • Unemployment rate decreased 0.1 pts to 5.6%.
  • Participation rate decreased 0.2 pts to 64.5%.
  • Monthly hours worked in all jobs increased 4.0 million hours to 1,660.0 million hours.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2016 17 November 2016
November 2016 15 December 2016
December 2016 19 January 2017
January 2017 16 February 2017
February 2017 16 March 2017
March 2017 13 April 2017



INCOMING ROTATION GROUP IN QUEENSLAND

The incoming rotation group in Queensland for September 2016 was considerably different to the rest of the Queensland sample and its influence has been temporarily reduced as part of the estimation process. The data will be further reviewed when October data are available. For more information, please refer to Insights from the original data.


ROUNDING

Estimates of 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, movement 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 movements are subject to sampling variability. Standard errors give a measure of sampling variability. 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 AUGUST 2016 AND SEPTEMBER 2016

Monthly change
95% Confidence interval

Total Employment
-9 800
-68 200
to
48 600
Total Unemployment
-12 500
-49 300
to
24 300
Unemployment rate
-0.1 pts
-0.5 pts
to
0.3 pts
Participation rate
-0.2 pts
-0.6 pts
to
0.2 pts




INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, email <client.services@abs.gov.au> or contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.