WHAT'S NEW IN THE LABOUR FORCE
Quarterly rebenchmarking revises the population benchmarks and Labour Force estimates to reflect the latest Estimated Resident Population. Quarterly rebenchmarking was planned to commence from this issue but with the investigations into recent Labour Force series and the delay to the introduction of the new outputs, quarterly rebenchmarking will not commence until the February 2015 issue. Analysis of the revised Estimated Resident Population indicates that this delay will have a minimal impact on the estimates.
INDEPENDENT TECHNICAL REVIEW
The Executive Summary of an independent technical review into the Labour Force Survey and the ABS response to the review's recommendations were released on 9 December 2014. For more information refer to the Media Release and Executive Summary and ABS response.