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1350.0 - Australian Economic Indicators, Dec 2008  
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UNEMPLOYMENT

Unemployment rates, (from Table 6.4) 15-19 years looking for full-time work - Trend
Graph: Unemployment rates, 15-19 years looking for full-time work, trend from table 6.4. Showing males and females.


Unemployment rates, (from Table 6.4) 20 years and over looking for full-time work - Trend
Graph: Unemployment rates, 20 years and over looking for full-time work, tredn form table 6.4. Showing males and females.

Unemployment rate, By sex and age group(a)

Males, looking for - full-time work
Females, looking for - full-time work
Persons, looking for - full-time work
Period
Males,
looking
for -
part-
time
work
Aged 15-19 years
Aged 20 years and over
Total
Females,
looking
for -
part-
time
work
Aged
15-19 years
Aged 20 years and over
Total
Persons,
looking
for -
part-
time
work
Aged 15-19 years
Aged 20 years and over
Total

Annual average (per cent)

2004-05
6.9
18.5
4.2
4.7
4.6
23.2
5.3
6.1
5.3
20.2
4.6
5.2
2005-06
6.8
18.3
4.0
4.5
4.4
23.4
4.9
5.6
5.1
20.2
4.3
4.9
2006-07
5.8
17.1
3.5
4.0
4.2
22.5
4.6
5.3
4.7
19.1
3.9
4.5

Seasonally Adjusted (per cent)

2007-2008
August
6.7
16.5
3.0
3.5
4.3
20.0
4.4
5.1
5.1
17.8
3.5
4.0
September
5.6
15.0
3.0
3.4
4.5
19.8
4.3
4.9
4.8
16.8
3.4
4.0
October
6.4
16.8
3.0
3.5
4.7
19.1
4.2
4.8
5.2
17.6
3.4
4.0
November
6.2
17.7
3.2
3.8
4.8
23.8
4.0
4.8
5.2
20.0
3.5
4.1
December
6.2
16.3
3.2
3.7
4.1
19.8
4.0
4.6
4.7
17.6
3.5
4.0
January
5.7
14.6
2.9
3.3
4.7
19.5
3.9
4.6
5.0
16.4
3.2
3.8
February
5.6
13.1
2.8
3.2
4.2
20.0
3.9
4.6
4.6
15.6
3.2
3.7
March
5.5
13.8
3.2
3.7
4.0
19.2
3.9
4.5
4.4
15.8
3.5
4.0
April
5.3
15.1
3.3
3.8
4.0
24.9
4.1
5.0
4.4
18.6
3.6
4.2
May
5.7
14.2
3.3
3.7
4.7
22.3
3.8
4.5
5.0
17.1
3.4
4.0
June
6.2
15.6
3.1
3.6
4.3
21.6
4.0
4.7
4.9
17.7
3.4
4.0
2008-2009
July
6.0
14.0
3.1
3.5
4.4
23.3
4.3
5.0
4.9
17.2
3.5
4.1
August
5.3
13.5
3.1
3.5
3.9
23.7
4.2
4.9
4.3
16.8
3.5
4.0
September
6.1
13.9
3.2
3.6
4.2
22.9
4.3
5.0
4.8
17.1
3.6
4.1
October
6.0
14.5
3.2
3.6
4.1
22.2
4.7
5.3
4.6
17.1
3.7
4.2

Trend (per cent)

2007-2008
August
6.1
16.4
3.0
3.5
4.4
20.5
4.4
5.1
4.9
17.9
3.5
4.1
September
6.2
16.5
3.0
3.6
4.5
20.6
4.3
5.0
5.0
18.0
3.5
4.1
October
6.2
16.5
3.0
3.6
4.6
20.5
4.2
4.8
5.0
17.9
3.4
4.0
November
6.1
16.2
3.0
3.5
4.6
20.4
4.1
4.7
5.0
17.7
3.4
4.0
December
6.0
15.7
3.0
3.5
4.5
20.3
4.0
4.7
4.9
17.4
3.4
3.9
January
5.8
15.1
3.0
3.5
4.4
20.4
3.9
4.6
4.8
17.0
3.4
3.9
February
5.6
14.6
3.1
3.5
4.3
20.7
3.9
4.6
4.7
16.8
3.4
3.9
March
5.6
14.3
3.1
3.6
4.3
21.1
3.9
4.6
4.6
16.8
3.4
3.9
April
5.6
14.2
3.2
3.6
4.3
21.7
3.9
4.7
4.7
16.9
3.4
4.0
May
5.7
14.4
3.2
3.6
4.3
22.4
4.0
4.7
4.7
17.2
3.5
4.0
June
5.8
14.4
3.2
3.6
4.3
22.8
4.1
4.8
4.7
17.4
3.5
4.0
2008-2009
July
5.8
14.3
3.2
3.6
4.3
22.9
4.2
4.9
4.7
17.3
3.5
4.1
August
5.9
14.2
3.2
3.6
4.2
23.0
4.3
5.0
4.7
17.2
3.5
4.1
September
5.9
14.1
3.2
3.6
4.2
22.9
4.4
5.1
4.7
17.1
3.6
4.1
October
6.0
14.0
3.2
3.6
4.1
22.7
4.5
5.1
4.6
16.9
3.6
4.1

(a) For unemployment rates for total males, females and persons, use table 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3.
Source: Labour Force, Australia, (cat. no. 6202.0)

Unemployed persons, Duration of unemployment - Original

Long term unemployed
Period
Unemployed under 52 weeks ('000)
Unemployed 52 weeks and under 104 ('000)
Unemployed 104 weeks and over ('000)
Total ('000)
Long term unemployment as a proportion of total unemployment (%)

2007-2008
August
383.0
30.2
34.5
64.6
14.4
September
393.4
31.3
40.8
72.0
15.5
October
383.3
32.2
33.8
66.0
14.7
November
386.1
30.4
36.4
66.8
14.7
December
404.4
30.7
35.3
66.0
14.0
January
432.9
36.4
33.1
69.5
13.8
February
417.4
43.5
37.6
81.1
16.3
March
407.1
34.7
37.3
72.0
15.0
April
407.8
43.0
33.9
76.9
15.9
May
403.9
36.4
36.7
73.1
15.3
June
397.7
31.0
32.9
64.0
13.9
2008-2009
July
372.8
32.1
32.0
64.0
14.7
August
367.6
29.9
33.4
63.3
14.7
September
405.5
39.0
40.6
79.5
16.4
October
388.2
34.8
36.4
71.2
15.5

Source: Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001)

Unemployed Persons, Reason for Leaving Last Job - Original

Reason for Unemployment ('000)
Percent of Unemployed (%)
Period
Job loser
Job leaver
Never worked
Former worker
Unemployed
Job loser
Job leaver
Never worked
Former worker

2006-2007
August
171.1
110.6
92.7
105.1
479.6
35.7
23.1
19.3
21.9
November
145.8
109.8
91.8
103.1
450.5
32.4
24.4
20.4
22.9
February
200.9
145.8
119.1
101.8
567.5
35.4
25.7
21.0
17.9
May
159.1
120.7
97.2
89.5
466.4
34.1
25.9
20.8
19.2
2007-2008
August
146.0
115.9
101.2
84.5
447.7
32.6
25.9
22.6
18.9
November
140.6
111.9
112.4
88.0
452.9
31.0
24.7
24.8
19.4
February
171.7
121.1
109.6
96.2
498.5
34.4
24.3
22.0
19.3
May
166.4
115.7
101.4
93.4
477.0
34.9
24.3
21.3
19.6
2008-2009
August
150.0
103.8
87.7
89.4
431.0
34.8
24.1
20.4
20.7

Source: Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001)

Unemployment Rate, Persons

Period
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
Australian Capital Territory
Australia

Annual average (per cent)

2004-05
5.2
5.5
4.9
5.6
4.7
6.2
5.7
3.5
5.2
2005-06
5.2
5.2
4.8
4.9
4.0
6.6
5.5
3.3
5.0
2006-07
5.0
4.8
4.0
5.0
3.2
5.7
3.8
3.0
4.5

Monthly - Seasonally Adjusted (per cent)

2007-2008
August
4.7
4.8
3.6
4.8
3.2
5.4
na
na
4.3
September
4.6
4.2
3.8
4.6
3.5
4.9
na
na
4.2
October
4.6
4.4
3.7
5.3
3.6
5.5
na
na
4.3
November
4.7
4.9
3.8
4.8
3.4
5.2
na
na
4.4
December
4.6
4.7
3.5
4.9
3.1
5.3
na
na
4.2
January
4.5
4.5
3.4
4.5
3.4
4.9
na
na
4.1
February
4.2
4.1
3.7
4.5
2.8
5.0
na
na
3.9
March
4.4
4.3
3.7
4.6
3.3
4.7
na
na
4.1
April
4.6
4.6
3.8
4.9
3.3
4.2
na
na
4.3
May
4.8
4.3
3.8
5.0
3.6
4.3
na
na
4.3
June
4.7
4.6
3.8
4.8
3.2
4.1
na
na
4.3
2008-2009
July
4.8
4.6
3.7
4.7
3.1
4.5
na
na
4.3
August
4.9
4.3
3.3
4.4
2.7
3.9
na
na
4.1
September
4.8
4.4
3.7
5.7
2.9
3.6
na
na
4.3
October
5.2
4.4
3.8
5.3
2.2
3.5
na
na
4.3

Monthly - Trend (per cent)

2007-2008
August
4.7
4.5
3.7
4.9
3.4
5.1
4.7
2.7
4.3
September
4.7
4.5
3.7
4.9
3.4
5.2
4.8
2.6
4.3
October
4.6
4.5
3.7
4.9
3.4
5.3
4.9
2.5
4.3
November
4.6
4.5
3.6
4.8
3.3
5.3
5.0
2.5
4.3
December
4.5
4.5
3.6
4.8
3.2
5.2
5.0
2.5
4.2
January
4.5
4.5
3.6
4.7
3.2
5.0
4.8
2.5
4.2
February
4.5
4.4
3.6
4.7
3.2
4.8
4.6
2.6
4.1
March
4.5
4.4
3.7
4.7
3.3
4.6
4.2
2.6
4.1
April
4.5
4.4
3.7
4.7
3.3
4.5
3.8
2.7
4.2
May
4.6
4.4
3.7
4.8
3.3
4.4
3.5
2.7
4.2
June
4.7
4.5
3.7
4.8
3.2
4.2
3.2
2.7
4.2
2008-2009
July
4.8
4.5
3.7
4.9
3.1
4.1
3.0
2.7
4.2
August
4.9
4.4
3.7
5.0
2.9
4.0
2.9
2.7
4.3
September
5.0
4.4
3.6
5.1
2.7
3.8
2.9
2.7
4.3
October
5.0
4.3
3.6
5.2
2.5
3.7
3.0
2.7
4.3

Percentage change from previous month - Trend

2007-2008
May
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.1
-0.3
0.1
0.0
June
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
-0.1
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.0
2008-2009
July
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
-0.1
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
August
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
September
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
October
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
-0.2
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0

na not available
Source: Labour Force, Australia, (cat. no. 6202.0)






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