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6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, July 2013  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/07/2013   
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WHAT'S NEW?

Welcome to the latest issue of Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0), a product which helps you stay informed about key labour market measures and the latest developments in the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour statistics program.


WHAT'S IN THIS ISSUE?

This issue highlights news from the ABS labour statistics program, including:

    • Transition to online self-completion of the Labour Force Survey
    • New Labour Force Survey sample design
    • Rebenchmarking of labour force estimates
    • New labour market microdata available
    • Review of labour business survey collections
    • Release of 2013 issue of Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods
    • Changes to Labour Topics @ a Glance pages.
See the Labour Statistics News page for more details on these developments.


Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0) includes three datacubes which provide supplementary information on labour force underutilisation (volume and extended measures) and on employment type. These datacubes have been updated with this issue. Estimates for the volume and extended measures of labour force underutilisation for the period 2008 to 2011 have been revised to incorporate the latest available benchmarks for the labour force survey.

This issue of Australian Labour Market Statistics includes three feature articles:
  • Employment measures provides a comparison of a number of alternative measures of employment and provides an explanation of their intended uses, as well as their limitations.

Updates on labour market statistical developments, analytical articles and future news is available through the recently revised Labour Topics @ a Glance page.


FEEDBACK AND COMMENTS

If you have any questions about the labour statistics program, you can contact us on (02) 6252 7206 or email <labour.statistics@abs.gov.au>.

The Find out more page contains further information and contact details.

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