6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Nov 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/12/2011   
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LABOUR FORCE UNDERUTILISATION RATE TREND ESTIMATES


MALES

The trend estimate of the underutilisation rate for males fell from 12.8% in November 2001 to 8.0% in May 2008 before rising to 12.2% in August 2009. The trend has since fallen to 10.2% in February 2011 before rising to 10.6% in November 2011.

Graph: MALES


FEMALES

The trend estimate of the underutilisation rate for females generally fell from 16.1% in November 2001 to 12.4% in May 2008. The trend then rose to 15.3% in August 2009 and has since fallen to 14.4% in February 2011 before rising to 14.8% in November 2011.

Graph: FEMALES


PERSONS

The trend estimate of the underutilisation rate for persons fell from 14.2% in November 2001 to 10.0% in May 2008 before rising to 13.6% in August 2009. The trend has since fallen to 12.1% in February 2011 before rising to 12.5% in November 2011.