1307.6 - Tasmanian State and Regional Indicators, Jun 2010 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/07/2010
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The annual average size of the labour force in Tasmania in 2008-09 was 249,600, increasing by 2.4% from 2007-08. The annual average participation rate rose from from 61.0% in 2007-08 to 61.9% in 2008-09. The average number of people employed continued to grow, increasing 2.7% from 2007-08 to 2008-09. The average number of people in full-time work also continued to increase, reaching 162,800 in 2008-09.
Tasmania's trend unemployment rate rose to 5.0% in June 2009 after reaching an historical low of 4.1% between July and October of 2008.
In May 2009, the average weekly ordinary time earnings (ie no overtime earnings) figure for full-time adults in Tasmania was $1,014.30, an increase of 6.1% on the May 2008 figure. In May 2009, the average weekly ordinary time earnings figure for full-time employed Tasmanian males was $1,053.80 and for females was $937.30.
In 2006, the highest rate of unemployment (10.3%) was in the George Town Local Government Area (LGA), followed by Kentish (9.6%) and Break O'Day (9.2%). The lowest rates of unemployment were in King Island (2.2%), Flinders (3.8%) and Circular Head (4.2%) respectively.
Around the Hobart area, the highest rate of unemployment was found in the Derwent Valley (9.0%) and the lowest was in Kingborough (4.5%).
Australian Labour Market Statistics (ABS cat. no. 6105.0)
Average Weekly Earnings, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6302.0)
Employment Arrangements and Superannuation, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6361.0)
Forms of Employment, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6359.0)
Job Vacancies, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6354.0)
Labour Force, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6202.0)
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, Monthly (ABS cat. no. 6291.0.55.001)
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (ABS cat. no. 6291.0.55.003)
Labour Mobility, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6209.0)
Labour Price Index, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6345.0)
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (ABS cat. no. 6102.0.55.001)
Persons Not in the Labour Force, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6220.0)
Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia (ABS cat. no. 5673.0)
Tasmanian Key Indicators (ABS cat.no. 1304.6)
Underemployed Workers, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6265.0)
Further information can also be found on the Labour Statistics Theme Page of the ABS website.
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