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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
September
249.7
7 271.5
7 521.2
3 007.6
10 528.9
462.1
10 990.9
16 903.6
4.2
65.0
October
256.4
7 338.0
7 594.4
2 947.0
10 541.4
478.0
11 019.4
16 931.7
4.3
65.1
November
255.6
7 347.0
7 602.6
2 992.1
10 594.6
490.0
11 084.6
16 960.0
4.4
65.4
December
261.2
7 341.6
7 602.8
3 004.9
10 607.7
468.1
11 075.8
16 988.1
4.2
65.2
January
268.5
7 327.4
7 595.9
3 037.9
10 633.9
457.6
11 091.5
17 014.3
4.1
65.2
February
265.5
7 376.1
7 641.6
3 029.0
10 670.6
438.0
11 108.6
17 040.9
3.9
65.2
March
263.6
7 371.5
7 635.2
3 036.8
10 672.0
455.6
11 127.5
17 067.2
4.1
65.2
April
255.5
7 398.7
7 654.2
3 056.4
10 710.6
477.3
11 187.9
17 091.3
4.3
65.5
May
260.6
7 379.9
7 640.5
3 044.9
10 685.4
476.8
11 162.3
17 115.7
4.3
65.2
June
260.4
7 400.4
7 660.9
3 044.8
10 705.6
476.6
11 182.3
17 139.8
4.3
65.2
2008-2009
July
253.4
7 463.1
7 716.5
3 005.9
10 722.4
481.7
11 204.1
17 166.0
4.3
65.3
August
259.3
7 460.4
7 719.6
3 015.6
10 735.2
459.5
11 194.7
17 192.6
4.1
65.1
September
253.2
7 440.7
7 693.8
3 035.3
10 729.1
482.2
11 211.2
17 218.9
4.3
65.1
October
241.7
7 444.8
7 686.5
3 079.1
10 765.6
488.7
11 254.3
17 248.2
4.3
65.2
November
243.4
7 451.9
7 695.3
3 054.6
10 750.0
496.6
11 246.6
17 277.6
4.4
65.1

Seasonally adjusted - Percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
June
-0.1
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
2008-2009
July
-2.7
0.8
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
-4.6
-0.1
0.2
-0.2
-0.2
September
-2.4
-0.3
-0.3
0.7
-0.1
4.9
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.0
October
-4.5
0.1
-0.1
1.4
0.3
1.4
0.4
0.2
0.0
0.1
November
0.7
0.1
0.1
-0.8
-0.1
1.6
-0.1
0.2
0.1
-0.2

Trend - Percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
June
-0.7
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
0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.5
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
August
-1.0
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.4
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
September
-1.2
0.1
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.6
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
October
-1.2
0.1
0.0
0.2
0.1
0.8
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
November
-1.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.1
0.9
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
September
160.5
4 769.8
4 930.3
867.9
5 798.2
227.4
6 025.6
8 337.9
3.8
72.3
October
167.8
4 776.0
4 943.8
841.1
5 785.0
239.3
6 024.3
8 352.0
4.0
72.1
November
166.8
4 789.4
4 956.1
876.0
5 832.1
250.4
6 082.5
8 366.4
4.1
72.7
December
169.0
4 779.4
4 948.4
883.3
5 831.6
249.3
6 080.9
8 380.5
4.1
72.6
January
176.7
4 778.3
4 955.0
911.7
5 866.6
225.6
6 092.2
8 394.3
3.7
72.6
February
174.9
4 798.3
4 973.2
897.0
5 870.2
216.8
6 087.0
8 408.3
3.6
72.4
March
171.3
4 792.5
4 963.8
899.2
5 863.0
240.3
6 103.3
8 422.2
3.9
72.5
April
170.4
4 814.6
4 985.0
886.4
5 871.4
246.3
6 117.7
8 434.6
4.0
72.5
May
172.2
4 792.9
4 965.1
904.5
5 869.6
244.3
6 113.9
8 447.2
4.0
72.4
June
173.5
4 829.9
5 003.4
886.2
5 889.5
246.3
6 135.9
8 459.6
4.0
72.5
2008-2009
July
172.2
4 849.7
5 022.0
861.1
5 883.1
239.8
6 122.9
8 473.1
3.9
72.3
August
180.5
4 859.5
5 040.0
853.9
5 893.8
233.9
6 127.7
8 486.9
3.8
72.2
September
169.6
4 853.2
5 022.8
878.1
5 900.8
246.2
6 147.0
8 500.4
4.0
72.3
October
164.6
4 864.9
5 029.5
876.0
5 905.4
245.6
6 151.0
8 515.6
4.0
72.2
November
161.7
4 865.9
5 027.6
875.6
5 903.3
250.5
6 153.7
8 530.8
4.1
72.1

Seasonally adjusted - Percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
June
0.7
0.8
0.8
-2.0
0.3
0.8
0.4
0.1
0.0
0.2
2008-2009
July
-0.7
0.4
0.4
-2.8
-0.1
-2.6
-0.2
0.2
-0.1
-0.3
August
4.8
0.2
0.4
-0.8
0.2
-2.5
0.1
0.2
-0.1
-0.1
September
-6.0
-0.1
-0.3
2.8
0.1
5.2
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.1
October
-2.9
0.2
0.1
-0.2
0.1
-0.2
0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.1
November
-1.7
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
2.0
0.0
0.2
0.1
-0.1

Trend - Percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
June
0.2
0.3
0.3
-0.9
0.1
0.7
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
2008-2009
July
-0.1
0.2
0.2
-0.7
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
August
-0.6
0.2
0.2
-0.4
0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.1
September
-1.1
0.2
0.1
-0.2
0.1
0.3
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
October
-1.4
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.6
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
November
-1.5
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.7
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
September
89.2
2 501.7
2 590.9
2 139.7
4 730.6
234.7
4 965.3
8 565.7
4.7
58.0
October
88.6
2 562.0
2 650.6
2 105.8
4 756.4
238.7
4 995.1
8 579.7
4.8
58.2
November
88.8
2 557.6
2 646.4
2 116.1
4 762.5
239.6
5 002.2
8 593.6
4.8
58.2
December
92.2
2 562.2
2 654.5
2 121.6
4 776.1
218.8
4 994.9
8 607.6
4.4
58.0
January
91.8
2 549.1
2 641.0
2 126.3
4 767.2
232.0
4 999.3
8 620.0
4.6
58.0
February
90.7
2 577.8
2 668.4
2 132.0
4 800.4
221.2
5 021.6
8 632.6
4.4
58.2
March
92.3
2 579.0
2 671.3
2 137.7
4 809.0
215.2
5 024.2
8 645.0
4.3
58.1
April
85.1
2 584.1
2 669.2
2 170.0
4 839.2
231.0
5 070.2
8 656.7
4.6
58.6
May
88.5
2 587.0
2 675.5
2 140.4
4 815.9
232.5
5 048.4
8 668.4
4.6
58.2
June
87.0
2 570.5
2 657.5
2 158.6
4 816.1
230.3
5 046.4
8 680.1
4.6
58.1
2008-2009
July
81.1
2 613.4
2 694.5
2 144.8
4 839.3
241.8
5 081.1
8 692.9
4.8
58.5
August
78.8
2 600.9
2 679.7
2 161.7
4 841.4
225.6
5 067.0
8 705.7
4.5
58.2
September
83.6
2 587.5
2 671.1
2 157.2
4 828.2
236.0
5 064.2
8 718.5
4.7
58.1
October
77.1
2 579.9
2 657.0
2 203.1
4 860.2
243.1
5 103.2
8 732.6
4.8
58.4
November
81.7
2 586.0
2 667.7
2 179.0
4 846.7
246.1
5 092.8
8 746.7
4.8
58.2

Seasonally adjusted - percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
June
-1.7
-0.6
-0.7
0.9
0.0
-1.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.1
2008-2009
July
-6.7
1.7
1.4
-0.6
0.5
5.0
0.7
0.1
0.2
0.3
August
-2.8
-0.5
-0.6
0.8
0.0
-6.7
-0.3
0.1
-0.3
-0.2
September
6.0
-0.5
-0.3
-0.2
-0.3
4.6
-0.1
0.1
0.2
-0.1
October
-7.7
-0.3
-0.5
2.1
0.7
3.0
0.8
0.2
0.1
0.4
November
5.9
0.2
0.4
-1.1
-0.3
1.3
-0.2
0.2
0.1
-0.2

Trend - Percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
June
-2.3
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
1.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
2008-2009
July
-2.0
0.1
0.0
0.2
0.1
0.9
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
August
-1.7
0.0
-0.1
0.3
0.1
0.8
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
September
-1.3
0.0
-0.1
0.3
0.1
0.9
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
October
-0.9
-0.1
-0.1
0.3
0.1
0.9
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
November
-0.8
-0.1
-0.1
0.4
0.1
1.0
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






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