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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Sep 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/10/2007   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Aug 2007
Sep 2007
Aug 07 to Sep 07
Sep 06 to Sep 07

Trend
Employed persons ('000)
10 506.7
10 522.6
16.0
2.6
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
466.0
465.1
-0.9
-6.9
%
Unemployment rate (%)
4.2
4.2
0.0
pts
-0.4
pts
Participation rate (%)
65.0
65.0
0.0
pts
0.3
pts
Seasonally Adjusted
Employed persons ('000)
10 514.5
10 527.5
13.0
2.5
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
472.3
460.7
-11.6
-8.4
%
Unemployment rate (%)
4.3
4.2
-0.1
pts
-0.5
pts
Participation rate (%)
65.1
65.0
-0.1
pts
0.1
pts

Employed Persons
Employed Persons

Unemployment rate
Unemployment rate



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)

  • EMPLOYMENT increased to 10,522,600
  • UNEMPLOYMENT decreased to 465,100
  • UNEMPLOYMENT RATE remained at 4.2%
  • PARTICIPATION RATE remained at 65.0%


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)

EMPLOYMENT
  • increased by 13,000 to 10,527,500. Full-time employment decreased by 17,200 to 7,522,200 and part-time employment increased by 30,100 to 3,005,300.


UNEMPLOYMENT
  • decreased by 11,600 to 460,700. The number of persons looking for full-time work decreased by 7,100 to 309,000 and the number of persons looking for part-time work decreased by 4,500 to 151,700.


UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
  • decreased by 0.1 percentage point to 4.2%. The male unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 3.8%, and the female unemployment rate remained at 4.7%.


PARTICIPATION RATE
  • decreased by 0.1 percentage point to 65.0%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2007 8 November 2007
November 2007 13 December 2007
December 2007 17 January 2008
January 2008 14 February 2008
February 2008 13 March 2008
March 2008 10 April 2008



ROUNDING

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.



SAMPLING ERRORS

The estimates in this publication are based on a sample survey. Because the entire population is not enumerated, the published estimates and the movements derived from them are subject to sampling variability. Standard errors give a measure of this variability and appear on pages 28 and 29.


The 95% confidence intervals below provide another way of looking at the variability inherent in estimates from sample surveys. The interval bounded by the two limits is the 95% confidence interval. A 95% confidence interval has a 95% chance of including the true value of the estimate.

Movements in seasonally adjusted series between August and September 2007

Monthly change
95% Confidence interval

Total Employment
13 000
-34 000
to
60 000
Total Unemployment
-11 600
-35 800
to
12 600
Unemployment rate
-0.1 pt
-0.3 pts
to
0.1 pt
Participation rate
-0.1 pt
-0.3 pts
to
0.1 pt



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Bjorn Jarvis on Canberra (02) 6252 6525.


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