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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jul 2014 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/08/2014   
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JULY KEY FIGURES

Jun 2014
Jul 2014
Jun 14 to Jul 14
Jul 13 to Jul 14

Trend
Employed persons ('000)
11 577.7
11 582.2
4.6
1.0
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
747.3
756.7
9.5
9.4
%
Unemployment rate (%)
6.1
6.1
0.1
pts
0.4
pts
Participation rate (%)
64.7
64.7
0.0
pts
-0.2
pts
Seasonally Adjusted
Employed persons ('000)
11 576.9
11 576.6
-0.3
0.9
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
745.2
789.0
43.7
15.1
%
Unemployment rate (%)
6.0
6.4
0.3
pts
0.7
pts
Participation rate (%)
64.7
64.8
0.1
pts
-0.1
pts


Employed Persons
Graph: Employed Persons

Unemployment Rate
Graph: Unemployment Rate




JULY KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased to 11,582,200 from a revised June 2014 estimate.
  • Unemployment increased to 756,700.
  • Unemployment rate increased 0.1 pts to 6.1%, based on unrounded estimates.
  • Participation rate remained steady at 64.7%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked increased 2.8 million hours (0.2%) to 1,610.9 million hours.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment decreased 300 to 11,576,600. Full-time employment increased 14,500 to 8,077,400 and part-time employment decreased 14,800 to 3,499,200.
  • Unemployment increased 43,700 to 789,000. The number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work increased 21,900 to 566,400 and the number of unemployed persons only looking for part-time work increased 21,800 to 222,600.
  • The unemployment rate increased 0.3 pts to 6.4%.
  • Participation rate increased 0.1 pts to 64.8%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked decreased 14.8 million hours (0.9%) to 1 ,610.7 million hours.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2014 11 September 2014
September 2014 9 October 2014
October 2014 6 November 2014
November 2014 11 December 2014
December 2014 15 January 2015



WHAT'S NEW IN THE LABOUR FORCE

For information on changes to Labour Force outputs and active job search steps, refer to 'What's New in the Labour Force' on pages 6-8.


ROUNDING

Estimates of change shown on the front cover and used in the commentary 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 sampling variability (see Standard Errors section). 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 2014 AND JULY 2014

Monthly change
95% Confidence interval

Total Employment
-300
-57 700
to
57 100
Total Unemployment
43 700
5 900
to
81 500
Unemployment rate
0.3 pts
-0.1 pts
to
0.7 pts
Participation rate
0.1 pts
-0.3 pts
to
0.5 pts




INQUIRIES

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