6209.0 - Labour Mobility, Australia, Feb 2000
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/10/2000
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ABS: Job Mobility Back to 1996 Levels
Some 16 per cent of the 9,673,000 Australians aged 15-69 years who worked at some time during the year ending February 2000, had changed their employer or business, or changed the locality of their work in that period, according to results released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
This level of job mobility was slightly higher than that recorded in the year ending February 1998 and the same as in February 1996.
Some 81 per cent of those who were job mobile changed their employer or business at least once, while 19 per cent changed the locality of their work only. Other findings show:
Almost a quarter of people working in February 2000 had been in their current job for 10 years or more. A larger proportion of men had been in their job for 10 years or more (27 per cent) than women (21 per cent).
There were 2,163,700 people who ceased a job during the year ending February 2000. Some 68 per cent voluntarily left their jobs, compared with 64 per cent in 1998. A further 18 per cent lost their jobs due to retrenchment compared with 21 per cent in 1998.
Details are found in Labour Mobility, Australia, February 2000 (cat. no. 6209.0) available from ABS bookshops. The summary of the publication may be found on this site. If you wish to purchase a copy of this publication, contact the ABS Bookshop in your capital city.
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