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1304.6 - Tasmanian Key Indicators, Dec 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/01/2009   
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Image: Labour ForceLABOUR FORCE

Source
Tas. value
Aust. value
Change previous month (Tas)
Change corresponding month previous year (Tas)

Dec 2008
Unemployment rate(a) - trend
4.3%
4.4%
0.1pts
-0.8pts
No. of unemployed persons(a) - trend
10 700
498 100
2.9%
-13.7%
No. of employed persons(a) - trend
238 400
10 749 400
-0.3%
3.7%
Participation rate(a) - trend
61.9%
65.0%
-0.2pts
1.0pts
2006
No. of volunteers(b) ('000)
130.9
5 226.5
..
..
Volunteer rate(b)
36.0%
34.1%
..
..
Total annual hours of voluntary work(b)
17.7 million
713.1 million
..
..
Median annual hours of voluntary work(b)
55
56
..
..

.. not applicable
(a) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(b) Persons aged 18 years and over.

More Detailed Source Information
Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0)
Voluntary Work, Australia (cat. no. 4441.0)





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