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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jun 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/07/2011   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

May 2011
Jun 2011
May 11 to Jun 11
Jun 10 to Jun 11

Trend
Employed persons ('000)
11 443.7
11 447.5
3.8
2.0
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
589.5
589.1
-0.4
-4.6
%
Unemployment rate (%)
4.9
4.9
0.0
pts
-0.3
pts
Participation rate (%)
65.6
65.5
0.0
pts
0.2
pts
Seasonally Adjusted
Employed persons ('000)
11 431.7
11 455.2
23.4
2.0
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
593.6
591.0
-2.6
-2.6
%
Unemployment rate (%)
4.9
4.9
0.0
pts
-0.2
pts
Participation rate (%)
65.5
65.6
0.0
pts
0.2
pts


Employed Persons
Graph: Employed Persons

Unemployment Rate
Graph: Unemployment Rate




JUNE KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased to 11,447,500.
  • Unemployment decreased to 589,100.
  • Unemployment rate steady at 4.9%.
  • Participation rate at 65.5%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked increased to 1,606.6 million hours.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased 23,400 (0.2%) to 11,455,200. Full-time employment increased 59,000 to 8,082,100 and part-time employment decreased 35,600 to 3,373,000.
  • Unemployment decreased 2,600 (0.4%) to 591,000. The number of persons looking for full-time work decreased 6,500 to 415,500 and the number of persons looking for part-time work increased 3,800 to 175,400.
  • The unemployment rate remained steady at 4.9%. The male unemployment rate increased 0.1 pts to 4.6% and the female unemployment rate decreased 0.2 pts to 5.2%.
  • The participation rate increased to 65.6%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked increased 8.8 million hours to 1,611.5 million hours.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2011 11 August 2011
August 2011 8 September 2011
September 2011 13 October 2011
October 2011 10 November 2011
November 2011 8 December 2011
December 2011 19 January 2012



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. 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. There is a 95% chance that the true value of the estimate lies within that interval.

MOVEMENTS IN SEASONALLY ADJUSTED SERIES BETWEEN MAY 2011 AND JUNE 2011

Monthly change
95% Confidence interval

Total Employment
23 400
-31 200
to
78 000
Total Unemployment
-2 600
-33 600
to
28 400
Unemployment rate
0.0 pts
-0.2 pts
to
0.2 pts
Participation rate
0.0 pts
-0.4 pts
to
0.4 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 Labour Force on Canberra (02) 6252 6525, email labourforce@abs.gov.au\>.


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