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1318.3 - Qld Stats, Mar 2011 Quality Declaration 
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Job Vacancies

In original terms, Queensland's total number of job vacancies increased to 37,400 in November 2010 from 33,400 in August 2010. The November 2010 vacancies were 12% higher than in August 2010. Public sector vacancies accounted for 11% of total job vacancies in November 2010.

Job Vacancies(a), Queensland: Original
Graph: Job Vacancies(a), Queensland: Original


Further information on this topic can be accessed at Job Vacancies, Australia (cat. no. 6354.0).


Employed Persons

In February 2011, total employment in trend estimate terms was 2,330,000 persons, a decrease of 1,400 from the previous month. In January 2011, total employment in Queensland in trend terms was 2,331,400 persons, a decrease of 200 from December 2010.

Full-time employed persons was 1,662,000 in February 2011, rising from 1,661,300 in January 2011, and from 1,659,600 in December 2010. Full-time employed persons accounted for 71% of total employed persons in February 2011. It accounted for the same percentage in both January 2011 and December 2010. This proportion has been declining steadily since September 2008. Males accounted for 64% of full-time employed persons and 54% of total employed persons in February 2011.

Employed Persons, Queensland: Trend
Graph: Employed Persons, Queensland: Trend



Unemployment

The trend estimate of the number of unemployed persons in Queensland for December 2010 was 139,900 persons. In January 2011 this rose to 140,700 persons and in February 2011 to 141,300 persons. This equates to unemployment rates of 5.7% for each month. The Queensland trend unemployment rate has been higher than the national unemployment rate from August 2009 onwards.

Unemployment Rate(a): Trend
Graph: Unemployment Rate(a): Trend


In Queensland in December 2010, the trend male unemployment rate was 5.4% and rose to 5.5% in January 2011 and February 2011. The trend female unemployment rate was 5.9% in December 2010 and January 2011 and 6.0% in February 2011. From November 2008 to February 2010, female unemployment rates were lower than male unemployment rates. From March 2010 onwards, the female unemployment rate has been higher than the male unemployment rate in trend terms.

Unemployment Rate(a), Queensland: Trend
Graph: Unemployment Rate(a), Queensland: Trend



Participation Rate

The trend estimate of the participation rate for Queensland was 67.8% in December 2010 and fell to 67.7% in January 2011 and February 2011. The Queensland trend participation rate in February 2011 was 3.1 percentage points higher than in February 2001. It was 1.9 percentage points higher than the national participation rate in December 2010, January 2011 and February 2011.

Participation Rate: Trend
Graph: Participation Rate: Trend


For Queensland, the trend female participation rate was 61.9% in December 2010, 61.8% in January 2011 and 61.7% in February 2011. The female participation rate has been over 60% since June 2006 and in February 2011 was 4.6 percentage points higher than that recorded in February 2001.

The trend male participation rate in February 2011 was 73.7%. This was 1.4 percentage points higher than the rate recorded for February 2001.

Participation Rate, Queensland: Trend
Graph: Participation Rate, Queensland: Trend


Further information on these topics can be accessed at Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) or by contacting the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. These publications are released monthly.


Employed Persons by Industry

There were 2,336,000 employed persons in Queensland in November 2010. The five industries with the most number of employed persons were Retail trade (277,300), Health care and social assistance (257,400), Construction (245,400), Manufacturing (194,100), and Accommodation and Food services (176,600). Those industries employing the least number of persons included Electricity, gas, water and waste services (29,700), Information, media and telecommunications (31,500), and Arts and recreation services (35,300).

The five industries with the most number of employed persons accounted for almost 49% of Queensland's employed persons.

Employed Persons by Industry, Percentage of total employed - Queensland: Original - Nov 2010
Graph: Employed Persons by Industry, Percentage of total employed—Queensland: Original—Nov 2010


In the year November 2009 to November 2010, the greatest proportional increase of employed persons occurred in the Mining industry (26%). In the same period, the Other Services industry had the greatest proportional decrease in employed persons with a reduction of 10%.

Note: Employed persons by industry has been reported in original terms and cannot be directly compared with the trend estimates reported for Labour Force.

For more detailed information on this topic, please refer to Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003) or contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.


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