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1345.4 - SA Stats, Feb 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/02/2007   
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LABOUR FORCE


JOB VACANCIES

In original terms, South Australia's total number of job vacancies decreased to about 9,000 in August 2006 from 10,800 in May 2006. There was a slight increase from a year earlier when there were 8,800 vacancies.


JOB VACANCIES, Original, South Australia and Australia
Graph: Job vacancies, original, South Australia and Australia
Source: Job Vacancies, Australia (cat. no. 6354.0)


EMPLOYED PERSONS

In trend terms, total employment in South Australia continues to rise, reaching a record high of about 762,100 persons in November 2006. Similarly, Australia recorded a series high of about 10,289,400 persons
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TOTAL EMPLOYED PERSONS(a), Trend, South Australia
Graph: Total employed persons, trend, South Australia
Source: Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0)


UNEMPLOYMENT

The trend estimate of the unemployment rate for South Australia rose in November 2006 to 4.9% after falling since March 2006. Conversely, Australia's unemployment rate continues to fall recording a rate in November 2006 of 4.6%.

Since November 2003 the trend unemployment rate for South Australia has fallen from 6.6% to 4.9%.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE(a), Trend, South Australia and Australia
Graph: Unemployment rate, trend, South Australia and Australia
Source: Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0)


UNEMPLOYMENT RATE(a), Trend, South Australia
Graph: Unemployment rate, trend, South Australia
Source: Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0)


For South Australia, the trend unemployment rate for females has risen, up from 4.6% in November 2005 to 5.1% in November 2006. In contrast, the unemployment rate for males has fallen, down from 5.4% in November 2005 to 4.7% in November 2006.

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