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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jul 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/08/2011   
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JULY KEY FIGURES

Jun 2011
Jul 2011
Jun 11 to Jul 11
Jul 10 to Jul 11

Trend
Employed persons ('000)
11 445.5
11 448.5
3.0
1.7
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
596.7
598.5
1.7
-3.1
%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.0
5.0
0.0
pts
-0.2
pts
Participation rate (%)
65.6
65.5
0.0
pts
0.1
pts
Seasonally Adjusted
Employed persons ('000)
11 450.6
11 450.5
-0.1
1.7
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
593.6
611.6
18.0
-2.3
%
Unemployment rate (%)
4.9
5.1
0.1
pts
-0.2
pts
Participation rate (%)
65.6
65.6
0.0
pts
0.0
pts


Employed Persons
Graph: Employed Persons

Unemployment Rate
Graph: Unemployment Rate




JULY KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased to 11,448,500.
  • Unemployment increased to 598,500.
  • Unemployment rate steady at 5.0%.
  • Participation rate decreased to 65.5%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked increased to 1,616.9 million hours.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment remained largely unchanged at 11,450,500. A decrease in full-time employment of 22,200 to 8,055,100 was offset by an increase in part-time employment of 22,100 to 3,395,400.
  • Unemployment increased 18,000 (3.0%) to 611,600. The number of persons looking for full-time work increased 10,800 to 428,000 and the number of persons looking for part-time work increased 7,200 to 183,600.
  • The unemployment rate increased 0.1 pts to 5.1%. The male unemployment rate increased 0.2 pts to 4.9% and the female unemployment rate increased to 5.3%.
  • The participation rate remained steady at 65.6%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked increased 3.6 million hours to 1,621.4 million hours.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2011 8 September 2011
September 2011 13 October 2011
October 2011 10 November 2011
November 2011 8 December 2011
December 2011 19 January 2012
January 2012 16 February 2012



ROUNDING

Estimates of monthly change shown on the front cover have been calculated using unrounded estimates, and may be different from, but are more accurate than, movements obtained from the rounded estimates. The graphs on the front cover also depict unrounded estimates.


SAMPLING ERROR

The estimates in this publication are based on a sample survey. Published estimates and the movements derived from them are subject to sampling variability. Standard errors give a measure of this variability (see pages 34 and 35). The interval bounded by two standard errors is the 95% confidence interval, which provides a way of looking at the variability inherent in estimates. There is a 95% chance that the true value of the estimate lies within that interval.

MOVEMENTS IN SEASONALLY ADJUSTED SERIES BETWEEN JUNE 2011 AND JULY 2011

Monthly change
95% Confidence interval
95% Confidence interval
95% Confidence interval

Total Employment
-100
-54 700
to
54 500
Total Unemployment
18 000
-12 200
to
48 200
Unemployment rate
0.1 pts
-0.1 pts
to
0.3 pts
Participation rate
0.0 pts
-0.4 pts
to
0.4 pts




INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, email client.services@abs.gov.au or Labour Force on Canberra (02) 6252 6525, email labourforce@abs.gov.au\>.


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