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LABOUR FORCE STATUS

Labour Force Status of the Civilian Population, Persons

Employed Full-time
Employed
Per cent(a)
Period
Aged 15-19 yrs
('000)
Aged 20 yrs and over
('000)
Total
('000)
Part-time
('000)
Total
('000)
Unempl-
oyed
('000)
Labour Force
('000)
Civilian Population aged 15 yrs and over
('000)
(b)
Unemploy-
ment rate
(%)
Partici-
pation rate
(%)

Annual average

2004-05
241.4
6 797.1
7 038.5
2 787.9
9 826.4
540.5
10 366.8
16 227.3
5.2
63.9
2005-06
240.8
6 941.9
7 182.6
2 881.7
10 064.3
527.1
10 591.5
16 441.4
5.0
64.4
2006-07
241.6
7 151.7
7 393.3
2 941.2
10 334.6
489.0
10 823.5
16 696.8
4.5
64.8

Annual average - Percentage change from previous year

2004-05
2.4
2.9
2.8
2.8
2.8
-5.6
2.3
1.5
-0.4
0.5
2005-06
-0.2
2.1
2.0
3.4
2.4
-2.5
2.2
1.3
-0.2
0.5
2006-07
0.4
3.0
2.9
2.1
2.7
-7.2
2.2
1.6
-0.5
0.4

Seasonally adjusted unless footnoted

2007-2008
August
254.5
7 272.4
7 526.9
2 974.2
10 501.1
476.0
10 977.1
16 879.7
4.3
65.0
September
250.9
7 273.6
7 524.5
3 008.8
10 533.3
461.2
10 994.4
16 903.6
4.2
65.0
October
256.4
7 339.5
7 595.9
2 947.8
10 543.7
477.5
11 021.2
16 931.7
4.3
65.1
November
254.5
7 343.5
7 598.0
2 988.8
10 586.8
492.8
11 079.6
16 960.0
4.4
65.3
December
260.9
7 340.8
7 601.7
3 004.5
10 606.2
468.7
11 074.9
16 988.1
4.2
65.2
January
268.4
7 327.2
7 595.7
3 037.9
10 633.5
457.6
11 091.2
17 014.3
4.1
65.2
February
265.8
7 375.6
7 641.4
3 029.1
10 670.6
438.3
11 108.9
17 040.9
3.9
65.2
March
263.5
7 371.2
7 634.7
3 037.1
10 671.8
455.7
11 127.5
17 067.2
4.1
65.2
April
255.4
7 398.5
7 653.9
3 055.5
10 709.4
477.0
11 186.4
17 091.3
4.3
65.5
May
260.7
7 380.0
7 640.6
3 045.2
10 685.8
476.5
11 162.3
17 115.7
4.3
65.2
June
260.6
7 400.6
7 661.2
3 045.1
10 706.3
475.9
11 182.2
17 139.8
4.3
65.2
2008-2009
July
253.6
7 463.8
7 717.4
3 006.4
10 723.8
481.0
11 204.9
17 166.0
4.3
65.3
August
259.3
7 461.4
7 720.7
3 016.6
10 737.3
458.6
11 195.9
17 192.6
4.1
65.1
September
254.5
7 442.9
7 697.4
3 036.6
10 734.0
480.9
11 214.9
17 218.9
4.3
65.1
October
241.7
7 446.5
7 688.2
3 080.1
10 768.3
487.9
11 256.2
17 248.2
4.3
65.3

Seasonally adjusted - Percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
May
2.1
-0.3
-0.2
-0.3
-0.2
-0.1
-0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.2
June
0.0
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.2
-0.1
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
2008-2009
July
-2.7
0.9
0.7
-1.3
0.2
1.1
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
August
2.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.1
-4.7
-0.1
0.2
-0.2
-0.2
September
-1.9
-0.2
-0.3
0.7
0.0
4.9
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.0
October
-5.0
0.0
-0.1
1.4
0.3
1.5
0.4
0.2
0.0
0.1

Trend - Percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
May
-0.6
0.2
0.2
-0.2
0.1
1.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
June
-0.6
0.2
0.2
-0.2
0.1
0.9
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
2008-2009
July
-0.7
0.2
0.2
-0.1
0.1
0.4
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
August
-0.8
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
September
-1.0
0.1
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
October
-0.9
0.1
0.0
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0

(a) For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.
(b) Series is non-seasonal. Original data provided instead of seasonally adjusted and trend data.
Source: Labour Force, Australia, cat. no. 6202.0

Labour Force Status of the Civilian Population, Males

Employed Full-time
Employed
Per cent(a)
Period
Aged 15-19 yrs
('000)
Aged 20 yrs and over
('000)
Total
('000)
Part-time
('000)
Total
('000)
Unempl-
oyed
('000)
Labour Force
('000)
Civilian Population aged 15 yrs and over
('000)
(b)
Unemploy-
ment rate
(%)
Partici-
pation rate
(%)

Annual average

2004-05
155.3
4 474.7
4 630.0
802.3
5 432.3
289.7
5 722.0
7 980.5
5.1
71.7
2005-06
158.2
4 566.4
4 724.6
819.4
5 544.0
284.8
5 828.8
8 094.3
4.9
72.0
2006-07
155.7
4 673.5
4 829.1
862.4
5 691.5
253.8
5 945.3
8 229.9
4.3
72.2

Annual average - Percentage change from previous year

2004-05
3.9
2.3
2.3
3.2
2.4
-6.3
2.0
1.6
-0.4
0.3
2005-06
1.9
2.0
2.0
2.1
2.1
-1.7
1.9
1.4
-0.2
0.3
2006-07
-1.6
2.3
2.2
5.2
2.7
-10.9
2.0
1.7
-0.6
0.2

Seasonally adjusted unless footnoted

2007-2008
August
165.2
4 751.5
4 916.7
871.7
5 788.4
241.1
6 029.4
8 325.8
4.0
72.4
September
161.1
4 771.1
4 932.3
868.6
5 800.9
226.8
6 027.7
8 337.9
3.8
72.3
October
168.1
4 777.7
4 945.8
841.6
5 787.4
238.7
6 026.0
8 352.0
4.0
72.2
November
165.3
4 787.0
4 952.3
875.0
5 827.3
252.0
6 079.3
8 366.4
4.1
72.7
December
168.7
4 778.8
4 947.5
882.8
5 830.3
249.8
6 080.1
8 380.5
4.1
72.6
January
176.5
4 778.1
4 954.6
911.5
5 866.1
225.7
6 091.9
8 394.3
3.7
72.6
February
175.1
4 797.9
4 973.1
896.8
5 869.9
217.1
6 087.0
8 408.3
3.6
72.4
March
171.2
4 792.2
4 963.4
899.1
5 862.4
240.4
6 102.9
8 422.2
3.9
72.5
April
170.3
4 814.3
4 984.6
886.4
5 871.0
246.1
6 117.1
8 434.6
4.0
72.5
May
172.2
4 792.8
4 965.0
904.5
5 869.5
244.1
6 113.7
8 447.2
4.0
72.4
June
173.7
4 830.0
5 003.7
886.4
5 890.1
246.0
6 136.2
8 459.6
4.0
72.5
2008-2009
July
172.6
4 850.2
5 022.8
861.4
5 884.2
239.4
6 123.6
8 473.1
3.9
72.3
August
180.7
4 860.3
5 041.0
854.0
5 895.0
233.3
6 128.3
8 486.9
3.8
72.2
September
170.3
4 854.7
5 025.0
878.6
5 903.7
245.4
6 149.0
8 500.4
4.0
72.3
October
164.9
4 866.6
5 031.6
876.3
5 907.9
244.6
6 152.5
8 515.6
4.0
72.2

Seasonally adjusted - Percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
May
1.1
-0.4
-0.4
2.0
0.0
-0.8
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.1
June
0.9
0.8
0.8
-2.0
0.4
0.8
0.4
0.1
0.0
0.2
2008-2009
July
-0.6
0.4
0.4
-2.8
-0.1
-2.7
-0.2
0.2
-0.1
-0.3
August
4.7
0.2
0.4
-0.9
0.2
-2.6
0.1
0.2
-0.1
-0.1
September
-5.7
-0.1
-0.3
2.9
0.1
5.2
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.1
October
-3.2
0.2
0.1
-0.3
0.1
-0.3
0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.1

Trend - Percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
May
0.1
0.2
0.2
-0.9
0.1
1.1
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
June
0.1
0.3
0.3
-0.9
0.1
0.6
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
2008-2009
July
0.1
0.3
0.2
-0.7
0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
August
-0.3
0.2
0.2
-0.5
0.1
-0.3
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
September
-0.6
0.2
0.2
-0.3
0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
October
-0.8
0.1
0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0

(a) For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.
(b) Series is non-seasonal. Original data provided instead of seasonally adjusted and trend data.
Source: Labour Force, Australia, cat. no. 6202.0

Labour Force Status of the Civilian Population, Females

Employed Full-time
Employed
Per cent(a)
Period
Aged 15-19 yrs
('000)
Aged 20 yrs and over
('000)
Total
('000)
Part-time
('000)
Total
('000)
Unempl-
oyed
('000)
Labour Force
('000)
Civilian Population aged 15 yrs and over
('000)
(b)
Unemploy-
ment rate
(%)
Partici-
pation rate
(%)

Annual average

2004-05
86.1
2 322.4
2 408.5
1 985.5
4 394.0
250.8
4 644.8
8 246.8
5.4
56.3
2005-06
82.6
2 375.4
2 458.0
2 062.3
4 520.3
242.3
4 762.6
8 347.1
5.1
57.1
2006-07
85.9
2 478.2
2 564.2
2 078.8
4 643.0
235.2
4 878.2
8 466.9
4.8
57.6

Annual average - Percentage change from previous year

2004-05
-0.2
4.0
3.9
2.6
3.3
-4.8
2.8
1.4
-0.4
0.8
2005-06
-4.1
2.3
2.1
3.9
2.9
-3.4
2.5
1.2
-0.3
0.7
2006-07
4.1
4.3
4.3
0.8
2.7
-2.9
2.4
1.4
-0.3
0.6

Seasonally adjusted unless footnoted

2007-2008
August
89.3
2 520.9
2 610.2
2 102.6
4 712.7
234.9
4 947.7
8 553.9
4.7
57.8
September
89.7
2 502.5
2 592.2
2 140.3
4 732.4
234.3
4 966.7
8 565.7
4.7
58.0
October
88.3
2 561.8
2 650.1
2 106.3
4 756.3
238.8
4 995.2
8 579.7
4.8
58.2
November
89.2
2 556.5
2 645.7
2 113.8
4 759.5
240.8
5 000.3
8 593.6
4.8
58.2
December
92.2
2 562.0
2 654.2
2 121.6
4 775.8
219.0
4 994.8
8 607.6
4.4
58.0
January
91.9
2 549.2
2 641.1
2 126.3
4 767.4
231.9
4 999.3
8 620.0
4.6
58.0
February
90.7
2 577.7
2 668.4
2 132.3
4 800.6
221.2
5 021.9
8 632.6
4.4
58.2
March
92.3
2 579.1
2 671.3
2 138.0
4 809.4
215.2
5 024.6
8 645.0
4.3
58.1
April
85.1
2 584.2
2 669.3
2 169.1
4 838.4
230.9
5 069.3
8 656.7
4.6
58.6
May
88.4
2 587.2
2 675.6
2 140.7
4 816.3
232.4
5 048.7
8 668.4
4.6
58.2
June
86.8
2 570.6
2 657.4
2 158.7
4 816.1
229.9
5 046.0
8 680.1
4.6
58.1
2008-2009
July
80.9
2 613.6
2 694.6
2 145.0
4 839.6
241.6
5 081.2
8 692.9
4.8
58.5
August
78.6
2 601.1
2 679.7
2 162.7
4 842.3
225.2
5 067.6
8 705.7
4.4
58.2
September
84.1
2 588.3
2 672.4
2 158.0
4 830.3
235.5
5 065.8
8 718.5
4.6
58.1
October
76.8
2 579.8
2 656.6
2 203.8
4 860.4
243.3
5 103.7
8 732.6
4.8
58.4

Seasonally adjusted - percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
May
3.9
0.1
0.2
-1.3
-0.5
0.6
-0.4
0.1
0.0
-0.3
June
-1.8
-0.6
-0.7
0.8
0.0
-1.1
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.1
2008-2009
July
-6.8
1.7
1.4
-0.6
0.5
5.1
0.7
0.1
0.2
0.3
August
-2.9
-0.5
-0.6
0.8
0.1
-6.8
-0.3
0.1
-0.3
-0.2
September
7.1
-0.5
-0.3
-0.2
-0.2
4.5
0.0
0.1
0.2
-0.1
October
-8.7
-0.3
-0.6
2.1
0.6
3.3
0.7
0.2
0.1
0.3

Trend - Percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
May
-2.1
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
1.2
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
June
-2.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
1.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
2008-2009
July
-2.1
0.1
0.0
0.2
0.1
0.9
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
August
-2.0
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.1
0.7
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
September
-1.8
0.0
-0.1
0.3
0.1
0.7
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
October
-1.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.3
0.1
0.3
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0

(a) For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.
(b) Series is non-seasonal. Original data provided instead of seasonally adjusted and trend data.
Source: Labour Force, Australia, cat. no. 6202.0






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