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6106.0 - Labour Statistics News, Feb 2010  
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Contents >> Current projects >> INVESTIGATIONS INTO MAKING GREATER USE OF LABOUR SURVEY DATA

INVESTIGATIONS INTO MAKING GREATER USE OF LABOUR SURVEY DATA

The Monthly Population Survey (MPS) provides the ABS with a range of labour and other data on a monthly basis. The MPS comprises the Labour Force Survey and one or more supplementary surveys.

Households in the MPS are interviewed over eight consecutive months forming a matched sample. This matched sample can show month-to-month labour market transitions, such as those released in the Gross Flows datacube (GM1) available in Labour Force, Australia (6202.0), but it also provides the possibility of producing longer-term transitions. There is also a range of other information collected as part of the MPS in each month, and across different months, which could be used to produce new analytical datasets.

A number of dimensions are currently being explored to make greater use of labour survey data, which include:


For more information please contact Bjorn Jarvis on (02) 6252 6552 or email <bjorn.jarvis@abs.gov.au>.





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