6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jul 2017 Quality Declaration 
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JULY KEY FIGURES

Jun 2017
Jul 2017
Jun 17 to Jul 17
Jul 16 to Jul 17

Trend
Employed persons ('000)
12 170.9
12 196.9
26.0
2.2
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
727.8
726.0
-1.8
0.7
%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.6
5.6
0.0
pts
-0.1
pts
Participation rate (%)
65.0
65.0
0.1
pts
0.3
pts
Seasonally Adjusted
Employed persons ('000)
12 173.5
12 201.4
27.9
2.0
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
729.5
730.6
1.1
0.1
%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.7
5.6
0.0
pts
-0.1
pts
Participation rate (%)
65.0
65.1
0.1
pts
0.2
pts


Employed Persons
Graph: Employed Persons

Unemployment Rate
Graph: Unemployment Rate




JULY KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased 26,000 to 12,196,900.
  • Unemployment decreased 1,800 to 726,000.
  • Unemployment rate remained steady at 5.6%.
  • Participation rate increased by less than 0.1 pts, but remained at 65.0% in rounded terms.
  • Monthly hours worked in all jobs increased 5.2 million hours (0.3%) to 1,696.4 million hours.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased 27,900 to 12,201,400. Full-time employment decreased 20,300 to 8,342,300 and part-time employment increased 48,200 to 3,859,100.
  • Unemployment increased 1,100 to 730,600. The number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work decreased 3,800 to 496,400 and the number of unemployed persons only looking for part-time work increased 4,900 to 234,200.
  • Unemployment rate decreased by less than 0.1 pts to 5.6%
  • Participation rate increased by 0.1 pts to 65.1%.
  • Monthly hours worked in all jobs decreased 14.4 million hours (0.8%) to 1,690.4 million hours.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2017 14 September 2017
September 2017 19 October 2017
October 2017 16 November 2017
November 2017 14 December 2017
December 2017 18 January 2018
January 2018 15 February 2018



ANNUAL BENCHMARKING OF MONTHLY HOURS WORKED

Each year the monthly hours worked in all jobs series are benchmarked to an annual hours worked estimate. This will occur with the next publication, for August 2017. This process results in minor revisions to all monthly hours worked in all jobs series.


ROUNDING

Estimates of changes shown on the front cover and used in the commentary have been calculated using unrounded estimates, and may be different from, but are more accurate than, movement 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 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.

MOVEMENTS IN SEASONALLY ADJUSTED SERIES BETWEEN JUNE 2017 AND JULY 2017

Monthly change
95% Confidence interval

Total Employment
27 900
-31 300
to
87 100
Total Unemployment
1 100
-35 900
to
38 100
Unemployment rate
0.0 pts
-0.4 pts
to
0.4 pts
Participation rate
0.1 pts
-0.3 pts
to
0.5 pts




INQUIRIES

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