1304.6 - Tasmanian Key Indicators, Oct 2008  
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Image: Labour ForceLABOUR FORCE
Source
Tas. value
Aust. value
Change previous month (Tas)
Change corresponding month previous year (Tas)

Oct 2008
Unemployment rate(a) - trend
3.7%
4.3%
-0.1 pts
-1.6 pts
No. of unemployed persons(a) - trend
9 300
478 900
-3.1%
-26.8%
No. of employed persons(a) - trend
242 000
10 752 800
0.4%
5.7%
Participation rate(a) - trend
62.6%
65.2%
0.0 pts
1.7 pts
2006
No. of volunteers(b) ('000)
130.9
5 226.5
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..
Volunteer rate(b)
36.0%
34.1%
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Total annual hours of voluntary work(b)
17.7 million
713.1 million
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Median annual hours of voluntary work(b)
55
56
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.. 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)