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1350.0.55.001 - Australian Economic Indicators Glossary, 2006  
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Job leaversUnemployed persons who have worked for two weeks or more in the past two years and left that job voluntarily - that is, because (for example): of unsatisfactory work arrangements/pay/hours; the job was a holiday job or they left the job to return to studies; or their last job was running their own business and they closed down or sold that business for reasons other than financial difficulties.
Reference: Australian Labour Market Statistics. cat. no. 6105.0.

Job losersUnemployed persons who have worked for two weeks or more in the past two years and left that job involuntarily: that is, they were laid off or retrenched from that job; left that job because of their own ill-health or injury; the job was seasonal or temporary; or their last job was running their own business and the business closed down because of financial difficulties.
Reference: Australian Labour Market Statistics. cat. no. 6105.0.

Job vacancyA job vacancy is an employee job available for immediate filling on the survey reference date and for which recruitment action has been taken. Recruitment action includes efforts to fill vacancies by advertising, by factory notices, by notifying public or private employment agencies or trade unions and by contacting, interviewing or selecting applicants already registered with the enterprise or organisation. Excluded are vacancies:
  • for jobs which became vacant on the survey date and were filled that same day
  • for jobs of less than one day's duration
  • to be filled by persons already hired, or by promotion or transfer of existing employees
  • to be filled by employees returning from paid or unpaid leave or after industrial dispute(s)
  • not available for immediate filling on the survey reference date
  • for work to be carried out by contractors
  • for which no recruitment action has been taken
  • where a person has been appointed but has not yet commenced duty
  • to be filled by staff from contract labour agencies
  • for jobs available only to persons already employed by the enterprise or organisation.
Reference: Job Vacancies, Australia. cat. no. 6354.0.

JurisdictionThe public sector units over which the Commonwealth Government or an individual state or territory government has direct control or, in the case of local government authorities, the government which administers the legislation under which the authority was established.
Reference: Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods. cat. no. 5514.0.55.001.


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