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1307.6 - Tasmanian State and Regional Indicators, Mar 2010  
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The annual average size of the labour force in Tasmania in 2008-09 was 249,600, increasing by 2.4% from 2007-08. The annual average participation rate rose from from 61.0% in 2007-08 to 61.9% in 2008-09. The average number of people employed continued to grow, increasing 2.7% from
2007-08 to 2008-09. The average number of people in full-time work also continued to increase, reaching 162,800 in 2008-09.


LABOUR FORCE, Tasmania

Graph: LABOUR FORCE, Tasmania

PARTICIPATION RATE, Tasmania

Graph: PARTICIPATION RATE, Tasmania



Tasmania's trend unemployment rate rose to 5.0% in June 2009 after reaching an historical low of 4.1% between July and October of 2008.


UNEMPLOYED PERSONS, Tasmania

Graph: UNEMPLOYED PERSONS, Tasmania

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, Tasmania

Graph: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, Tasmania


In May 2009, the average weekly ordinary time earnings (ie no overtime earnings) figure for full-time adults in Tasmania was $1,014.30, an increase of 6.1% on the May 2008 figure. In May 2009, the average weekly ordinary time earnings figure for full-time employed Tasmanian males was $1,053.80 and for females was $937.30.


AVERAGE WEEKLY TOTAL EARNINGS, Full-time adults: trend

Graph: AVERAGE WEEKLY TOTAL EARNINGS, Full-time adults: trend



In 2006, the highest rate of unemployment (10.3%) was in the George Town Local Government Area (LGA), followed by Kentish (9.6%) and
Break O'Day (9.2%). The lowest rates of unemployment were in King Island (2.2%), Flinders (3.8%) and Circular Head (4.2%) respectively.

Around the Hobart area, the highest rate of unemployment was found in the Derwent Valley (9.0%) and the lowest was in Kingborough (4.5%).


UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, by Local government area, August 2006

Map: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, by Local government area, August 2006


The concepts and definitions underlying Australian labour statistics are based on the conventions, recommendations and guidelines developed and maintained by the International Labour Organisation and the United Nations Statistical Office. Australian labour statistics comply in almost every respect with these international standards. Labour force figures are derived from the Labour Force Survey component of the Monthly Population Survey. The Labour Force Survey includes all persons aged 15 years and over except members of the permanent defence forces, certain diplomatic personnel of overseas governments customarily excluded from census and estimated population counts, overseas residents in Australia, and members of non-Australian defence forces (and their dependants) stationed in Australia.



AUSTRALIAN LABOUR FORCE FRAMEWORK(a)

Diagram: AUSTRALIAN LABOUR FORCE FRAMEWORK


SOURCES

Australian Labour Market Statistics (ABS cat. no. 6105.0)

Average Weekly Earnings, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6302.0)

Employment Arrangements and Superannuation, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6361.0)

Forms of Employment, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6359.0)

Job Vacancies, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6354.0)

Labour Force, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6202.0)

Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, Monthly (ABS cat. no. 6291.0.55.001)

Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (ABS cat. no. 6291.0.55.003)

Labour Mobility, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6209.0)

Labour Price Index, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6345.0)

Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (ABS cat. no. 6102.0.55.001)

Persons Not in the Labour Force, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6220.0)

Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia (ABS cat. no. 5673.0)

Tasmanian Key Indicators (ABS cat.no. 1304.6)

Underemployed Workers, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6265.0)

Further information can also be found on the Labour Statistics Theme Page of the ABS website.

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