Australian Bureau of Statistics
6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jun 2004
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/07/2004
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JUNE KEY FIGURES
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
In October 2003, the ABS began the progressive implementation of computer assisted interviewing (CAI) into the LFS. Under CAI, interviewers record responses directly onto an electronic questionnaire in a laptop computer.
The trend estimate of unemployed persons fell rapidly from 920,800 in September 1993 to 728,200 in July 1995. The trend estimate then rose to 771,600 in February 1997, before falling to 583,900 in September 2000. After rising to 685,800 in October 2001, the trend estimate has generally fallen to stand at 566,100 in June 2004.
The trend unemployment rate fell rapidly from 10.7% in August 1993 to 8.1% in July 1995. The trend estimate then rose slowly to 8.4% in February 1997, before falling to 6.1% in September 2000. After rising to 7.0% in October 2001, the trend estimate has generally fallen to stand at 5.5% in June 2004.
From a peak of 572,400 in December 1992, the trend estimate of unemployed males fell to 438,200 in May 1995. The trend estimate then remained relatively flat until April 1997, before falling to 342,500 in July 2000. The trend then rose to 394,700 in September 2001, before generally falling to stand at 313,400 in June 2004.
MALES LOOKING FOR FULL-TIME WORK
The trend estimate of males looking for full-time work fell rapidly from a high of 527,300 in December 1992 to 391,600 in June 1995. The trend then remained relatively flat until mid 1997, before it fell to 288,200 in June 2000. The trend estimate then rose to 329,600 in October 2001, before falling to stand at 256,500 in June 2004.
MALES LOOKING FOR PART-TIME WORK
Although fluctuating, the trend estimate of unemployed males looking for part-time work increased from 44,900 in June 1994 to 53,000 in October 2000, before rising sharply to 66,000 in July 2001. After only small movements in the trend over the next year, the trend then decreased to stand at 56,900 in June 2004.
From a high of 364,200 in October 1993, the trend estimate of unemployed females fell rapidly to 288,200 in July 1995. The trend estimate then rose steadily until January 1997, before generally falling to 240,100 in September 2000. The trend then rose to 291,900 in November 2001, before generally decreasing to stand at 252,700 in June 2004.
FEMALES LOOKING FOR FULL-TIME WORK
The trend estimate of females looking for full-time work fell from 271,400 in October 1993 to 205,800 in July 1995. The trend then rose to 223,700 in February 1997, before falling to 152,400 in September 2000. The trend estimate then rose to 188,000 in October 2001, before falling to 171,400 in October 2002. After increasing for the next six months, the trend has since fallen to stand at 159,100 in June 2004.
FEMALES LOOKING FOR PART-TIME WORK
The trend estimate of unemployed females looking for part-time work has fluctuated over the last 10 years, rising from a low of 82,300 in July 1995 to a high of 109,200 in April 2001. The trend estimate currently stands at 93,600 in June 2004.
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