1345.4 - SA Stats, Apr 2009  
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LABOUR FORCE


CONTENTS

Employed persons

Unemployment

Participation rate


EMPLOYED PERSONS

In trend terms, the total number of persons employed in South Australia in March 2009 was 787,900, a decrease of 1,000 from the number of persons employed in February 2009 (788,900). The total number of persons employed in Australia in March 2009 was 10,792,300, an decrease of 4,900 on the number employed in February 2009 (10,797,200).

EMPLOYED PERSONS, Trend, South Australia
Graph: EMPLOYED PERSONS, Trend, South Australia


The number of males employed full-time in South Australia in March 2009 was 356,800 (in trend terms), a decrease from 358,700 in February 2009. The number of females employed full-time in South Australia increased from 180,000 in February 2009 to 180,900 in March 2009.


UNEMPLOYMENT

The trend estimate unemployment rate for South Australia increased slightly from 5.7% in February 2009 to 5.8% in March 2009. Australia's unemployment rate also increased from 5.2% in February 2009 to 5.4% in March 2009.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE(a), Trend
Graph: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE(a), Trend


For South Australia, the trend unemployment rate for males increased slightly from 5.8% in February 2009 to 5.9% in March 2009. The trend unemployment rate for females in South Australia decreased slightly from 5.7% in February 2009 to 5.6% in March 2009.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE(a), Trend, South Australia
Graph: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE(a), Trend, South Australia



PARTICIPATION RATE

The trend estimate of the participation rate for South Australia decreased slightly from 63.4% in February 2009 to 63.3% in March 2009. Australia's trend participation rate increased slightly from 65.4% in February 2009 to 65.5% in March 2009.

PARTICIPATION RATE, Trend
Graph: PARTICIPATION RATE, Trend


For South Australia, the trend participation rate for males dropped slightly from 69.9% in February 2009 to 69.6% in March 2009. The Australian participation rate for males remained steady in March 2009 at 72.2%. The participation rate for South Australian females increased slightly from 57.2% in February 2009 to 57.3% in March 2009. The Australian female participation rate also increased slightly over this period from 58.8% in February 2009 to 58.9% in March 2009.

PARTICIPATION RATE, Trend, South Australia
Graph: PARTICIPATION RATE, Trend, South Australia