Australian Bureau of Statistics
6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Feb 2005
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/03/2005
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
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.
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The trend estimate of unemployed persons rose from 728,100 in July 1995 to 771,800 in February 1997. The trend then fell to 583,300 in September 2000 before rising to 685,100 in October 2001. The trend has since generally fallen to stand at 526,200 in February 2005.
The trend unemployment rate rose slowly from 8.1% in July 1995 to 8.4% in February 1997. After falling to 6.1% in September 2000, the trend rose to 7.0% in October 2001. The trend has since generally fallen to stand at 5.1% in February 2005.
STATES TREND ESTIMATES
NEW SOUTH WALES
The trend unemployment rate for New South Wales rose slowly from 7.4% in November 1995 to 7.7% in April 1997, before falling to 5.3% in August 2000. The trend rate then rose to 6.5% in November 2001, before generally falling to stand at 5.2% in February 2005.
The trend estimate of the unemployment rate for Victoria decreased from 9.1% in February 1995 to 8.2% in May 1996. The trend then rose to 8.9% in November 1996, before falling steadily to 5.8% in October 2000. The trend then rose to 6.7% in November 2001, before generally declining to 5.5% in February 2005.
The trend unemployment rate for Queensland rose from 8.4% in February 1995 to 9.5% in February 1997, before generally falling to 7.3% in August 2000. After rising to 8.7% in May 2001, the trend rate has since fallen and stands at 4.6% in February 2005.
The trend unemployment rate for South Australia declined from 9.7% in February 1995 to 8.9% in June 1996. The trend then rose slowly to 9.8% in July 1998 before generally falling to stand at 5.3% in February 2005.
The trend estimate of the unemployment rate for Western Australia rose from 7.0% in July 1995 to 7.5% in July 1996, before generally falling to 5.8% in August 2000. The trend then rose sharply to 7.4% in June 2001 before falling to 4.5% in February 2005.
The trend estimate of the unemployment rate for Tasmania fell from 10.5% in February 1995 to 9.1% in September 1995. After rising to 10.9% in October 1997, the trend generally fell to 8.6% in September 1999. Apart from a rise in 2001 the trend estimate remained relatively steady until 2003. The trend has since fallen from 9.1% in January 2003 to 5.4% in February 2005.
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