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1350.0 - Australian Economic Indicators, Nov 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/10/2008   
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LABOUR FORCE

Employment index(a)

Period
United
States
Japan
Germany
(b)
France
Italy
United
King-
dom
(c)
Canada
OECD
Major 7
(d)
Australia
New
Zealand

Annual (2000 = 100.0)

2005-06
104.6
98.8
nya
103.9
107.9
nya
110.6
103.0
112.0
116.2
2006-07
106.3
99.4
nya
nya
109.2
nya
112.9
nya
115.0
118.0
2007-08
106.7
99.4
nya
nya
110.8
nya
115.4
nya
118.0
119.4

Quarterly (2000 = 100.0)

2006-2007
September
106.2
99.7
nya
104.6
109.0
nya
113.4
104.2
114.0
116.7
December
106.7
99.3
nya
104.9
109.1
nya
112.4
104.4
115.0
118.1
March
105.7
97.9
nya
nya
108.2
nya
111.3
nya
114.7
118.6
June
106.7
100.5
nya
nya
110.5
nya
114.5
nya
116.2
118.8
2007-2008
September
107.2
99.9
nya
nya
111.0
nya
115.9
nya
116.9
118.5
December
107.2
99.6
nya
nya
110.5
nya
115.1
nya
118.1
121.0
March
105.7
98.0
nya
nya
109.8
nya
113.7
nya
118.1
118.3
June
106.8
100.1
nya
nya
111.8
nya
116.7
nya
119.1
119.7
2008-2009
September
106.7
nya
nya
nya
nya
nya
nya
nya
nya
nya

nya not yet available
(a) All series are total employment except the United States, France, Canada and Australia which are civilian employment.
(b) This series is currently being revised due to the new continuous European Union Labour Force Survey for Germany.
(c) This series is in process of being revised from the third quarter 2002 to take account of the recent Census 2001.
(d) The major seven countries comprise: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD

STANDARDISED UNEMPLOYMENT RATES, (from Table 10.12) Seasonally adjusted
Graph: Standardised unemployment rates, seasonally adjusted from table 10.12. Showing Australia, UK, USA and Japan.

Unemployment rate(a)

Period
United States
Japan
Germany(b)
France
Italy
United Kingdom
Canada
OECD Major 7(c)
Australia
New Zealand

ANNUAL AVERAGE (PER CENT)

2005-06
4.8
4.3
10.4
9.4
7.4
5.1
6.5
6.0
5.0
nya
2006-07
4.5
4.0
9.0
8.8
6.3
5.4
6.2
5.5
4.5
nya
2007-08
4.9
3.9
7.8
7.8
6.5
5.2
6.0
5.5
4.2
nya

Monthly (per cent)

2007-2008
July
4.7
3.6
8.3
8.2
6.2
5.3
6.0
5.4
4.3
na
August
4.7
3.8
8.3
8.2
6.2
5.3
6.0
5.4
4.3
na
September
4.7
4.1
8.2
8.0
6.2
5.2
5.9
5.5
4.2
3.5
October
4.8
4.0
8.1
8.0
6.3
5.1
5.8
5.4
4.3
na
November
4.7
3.8
8.0
7.9
6.3
5.0
5.9
5.4
4.5
na
December
5.0
3.8
7.9
7.8
6.3
5.1
6.0
5.5
4.2
3.4
January
4.9
3.8
7.7
7.8
6.7
5.1
5.8
5.5
4.1
na
February
4.8
3.9
7.6
7.7
6.7
5.1
5.8
5.4
3.9
na
March
5.1
3.8
7.5
7.6
6.7
5.2
6.0
5.5
4.1
3.7
April
5.0
4.0
7.4
7.6
6.8
5.2
6.1
5.5
4.3
na
May
5.5
4.0
7.4
7.6
6.8
5.3
6.1
5.7
4.3
na
June
5.5
4.1
7.4
7.7
6.8
5.4
6.2
5.8
4.3
3.9
2008-2009
July
5.7
4.0
7.3
7.8
nya
nya
6.1
5.5
4.3
na
August
6.1
4.2
7.2
8.0
nya
nya
6.1
5.7
4.1
na
September
6.1
nya
nya
nya
nya
nya
nya
nya
nya
nya

na not available
nya not yet available
(a) All series are OECD standardised unemployment rate.
(b) This series has been revised due to incorporation of the results of the new continuous European Union Labour Force Survey for Germany.
(c) The OECD Major 7 consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD






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