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1345.4 - SA Stats, Feb 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/02/2008   
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JOB VACANCIES

In original terms, South Australia's total number of job vacancies decreased to about 10,000 in August 2007 from 10,200 in May 2007. The August 2007 vacancies were 11% higher than in August 2006. Australia-wide, job vacancies increased from 166,500 in May 2007 to 173,100 in August 2007. Australian job vacancies in August 2007 were 12% higher than in August 2006.


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


EMPLOYED PERSONS

In trend terms, the total number of persons employed in South Australian in November 2007 was 771,900. This was a 1.7% increase on the number of persons employed in November 2006 (758,900). The total number of persons employed in Australia in November 2007 was 10,559,800, a 2.5% increase on the number employed in November 2006 (10,297,700).

The number of males employed full-time in South Australia in November 2007 was 347,300 (in trend terms), up 0.5% from November 2006. The number of females employed full-time in South Australia in November 2007 was 185,900 (in trend terms), up 6.5% from November 2006.

TOTAL EMPLOYED PERSONS(a), Trend, South Australia
Total employed persons(a), trend, South Australia
Source: Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0)


UNEMPLOYMENT

The trend estimate unemployment rate for South Australia increased to 5.0% in November 2007, after being steady at 4.9% for the previous three months. Australia's unemployment rate increased to 4.4% in November 2007, after being steady at 4.3% for the previous six months.

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


For South Australia, the trend unemployment rate for females increased to 4.9% in November 2007 up from 4.8% in October 2007. For males, the unemployment rate remained steady at 5.0%.

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


PARTICIPATION RATE

The trend estimate of the participation rate for South Australia in November 2007 was 63.0%, up from 62.8% in October 2007. In the ten year period from November 1997, the lowest estimate was 59.7% in May and June of 1998. Australia's trend participation rate increased slightly to 65.2% in November 2007 from 65.1% in October 2007. The lowest participation rate reported for Australia for the ten year period from November 1997 was 62.8% in April and May of 1999.

PARTICIPATION RATE(a), Trend, South Australia and Australia
Participation rate(a), trend, South Australia and Australia
Source: Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0)


For South Australia, the trend participation rate for females was 56.9% in November 2007, up from 56.6% in October 2007. Nationally, the female participation rate was steady at 58.1% in November 2007. The participation rate for South Australian males increased to 69.4% in November 2007, up from 69.2% in October 2007. The Australian participation rate for males has been consistently higher than that for South Australia, and was steady at 72.4% in November 2007.

PARTICIPATION RATE(a), Trend, South Australia
Participation rate(a), trend, South Australia
Source: Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0)


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