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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jul 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/08/2010   
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JULY KEY FIGURES

Jun 2010
Jul 2010
Jun 10 to
Jul 10
Jul 09
to Jul 10

Trend
Employed persons ('000)
11 203.9
11 220.6
16.7
2.7
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
618.6
619.1
0.5
-7.9
%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.2
5.2
0.0
pts
-0.6
pts
Participation rate (%)
65.3
65.3
0.0
pts
-0.1
pts
Seasonally Adjusted
Employed persons ('000)
11 212.3
11 235.7
23.5
2.7
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
607.2
631.8
24.6
-5.0
%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.1
5.3
0.2
pts
-0.4
pts
Participation rate (%)
65.3
65.5
0.2
pts
0.0
pts


Employed Persons
Graph: Employed Persons

Unemployment rate
Graph: Unemployment rate




JULY KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased to 11,220,600
  • Unemployment increased to 619,100
  • Unemployment rate at 5.2%
  • Participation rate at 65.3%
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked increased to 1,583.4 million hours


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased 23,500 (0.2%) to 11,235,700. Full-time employment decreased 4,200 to 7,866,400 and part-time employment increased 27,700 to 3,369,400.
  • Unemployment increased 24,600 (4.1%) to 631,800. The number of persons looking for full-time work increased 17,300 to 449,300 and the number of persons looking for part-time work increased 7,300 to 182,500.
  • Unemployment rate increased 0.2 pts to 5.3%. The male unemployment rate increased 0.2 pts to 5.2% and the female unemployment rate increased 0.2 pts to 5.4%.
  • Participation rate increased 0.2 pts to 65.5%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked decreased 7.2 million hours (-0.5%) to 1,578.5 million hours.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2010 9 September 2010
September 2010 7 October 2010
October 2010 11 November 2010
November 2010 9 December 2010
December 2010 13 January 2011
January 2011 10 February 2011



CHANGES THIS MONTH

As foreshadowed in the June 2010 and October 2009 issues of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0), labour force estimates in this issue have been compiled using population benchmarks that incorporate revisions made to Net Overseas Migration estimates, published in the September 2008 and September 2009 issues of Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0). The revised population benchmarks apply to the months of July 2006 to June 2010.

Other changes incorporated in this issue include annual seasonal reanalysis. For detailed information refer to page 3.


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 ERROR

The estimates in this publication are based on a sample survey. Therefore, published estimates and the movements derived from them are subject to sampling variability. Standard errors give a measure of this variability, see pages 34 and 35. The interval bounded by two standard errors is the 95% confidence interval, which provides a way of looking at the variability inherent in estimates. This represents a 95% chance that the true value of the estimate lies within that interval.

Movements in seasonally adjusted series between
June 2010 and July 2010

Monthly change
95% Confidence interval

Total Employment
23 500
-30 700
to
77 700
Total Unemployment
24 600
-6 000
to
55 200
Unemployment rate
0.2 pts
0.0 pts
to
0.4 pts
Participation rate
0.2 pts
-0.2 pts
to
0.6 pts




INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, email client.services@abs.gov.au or Meagan Leach on Canberra (02) 6252 6525, email labourforce@abs.gov.au.


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