6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Oct 2016 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/11/2016
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OCTOBER KEY POINTS
TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
REVIEW OF INCOMING ROTATION GROUPS
Last month the ABS observed that the incoming rotation group was considerably different to the rest of the Queensland sample and its influence was reduced as part of the estimation process.
The ABS has further reviewed the treatment of September's incoming rotation group in Queensland and confirmed that the characteristics observed in September are relatively consistent with those observed in October, suggesting that last month's data were representative of the new group. Its influence has therefore been restored, resulting in revisions to September estimates for Queensland and (to a lesser extent) Australia.
Every quarter, Labour Force population benchmarks are updated to align with the latest available Estimated Resident Population series. To enable users to assess the impact of the rebenchmarking, the ABS publishes rebenchmarked Labour Force estimates one week prior to Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0), within Labour Force, Australia - Rebenchmarked Estimates (cat. no. 6202.0.55.003), the next issue of which will be released on 8 December 2016. These rebenchmarked estimates are produced for information only, and should not be considered a replacement for the estimates in Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0).
The estimates in this publication are based on a sample survey. Published estimates and movements are subject to sampling variability. Standard errors give a measure of sampling variability. 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.
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