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LABOUR FORCE STATUS

Labour Force Status of the Civilian Population, Persons

Employed Full-time
Employed
Per cent(a)
Period
Aged 15-19 yrs
('000)
Aged 20 yrs and over
('000)
Total
('000)
Part-time
('000)
Total
('000)
Unempl-
oyed
('000)
Labour Force
('000)
Civilian Population aged 15 yrs and over
('000)
(b)
Unemploy-
ment rate
(%)
Partici-
pation rate
(%)

Annual average

2004-05
241.4
6 797.1
7 038.5
2 787.9
9 826.4
540.5
10 366.8
16 227.3
5.2
63.9
2005-06
240.8
6 941.9
7 182.6
2 881.7
10 064.3
527.1
10 591.5
16 441.4
5.0
64.4
2006-07
241.6
7 151.7
7 393.3
2 941.2
10 334.6
489.0
10 823.5
16 696.8
4.5
64.8

Annual average - Percentage change from previous year

2004-05
2.4
2.9
2.8
2.8
2.8
-5.6
2.3
1.5
-0.4
0.5
2005-06
-0.2
2.1
2.0
3.4
2.4
-2.5
2.2
1.3
-0.2
0.5
2006-07
0.4
3.0
2.9
2.1
2.7
-7.2
2.2
1.6
-0.5
0.4

Seasonally adjusted unless footnoted

2006-2007
June
244.4
7 252.7
7 497.0
2 962.1
10 459.2
473.1
10 932.2
16 831.6
4.3
65.0
2007-2008
July
250.6
7 253.8
7 504.4
2 975.8
10 480.2
469.2
10 949.4
16 855.5
4.3
65.0
August
254.6
7 280.1
7 534.7
2 972.5
10 507.2
475.1
10 982.4
16 879.7
4.3
65.1
September
251.0
7 269.8
7 520.8
3 001.1
10 521.9
462.4
10 984.3
16 903.6
4.2
65.0
October
254.0
7 326.7
7 580.7
2 951.2
10 531.9
477.2
11 009.1
16 931.7
4.3
65.0
November
254.0
7 340.2
7 594.2
2 991.1
10 585.3
493.7
11 079.0
16 960.0
4.5
65.3
December
260.6
7 339.4
7 600.0
3 005.4
10 605.4
469.4
11 074.8
16 988.1
4.2
65.2
January
268.4
7 328.0
7 596.4
3 038.9
10 635.3
458.2
11 093.6
17 014.3
4.1
65.2
February
265.3
7 375.8
7 641.0
3 029.8
10 670.8
438.4
11 109.2
17 040.9
3.9
65.2
March
263.6
7 372.3
7 635.8
3 037.8
10 673.6
455.2
11 128.8
17 067.2
4.1
65.2
April
255.4
7 400.8
7 656.1
3 055.9
10 712.0
476.8
11 188.8
17 091.3
4.3
65.5
May
261.5
7 383.3
7 644.8
3 044.9
10 689.6
475.8
11 165.5
17 115.7
4.3
65.2
June
261.8
7 404.8
7 666.6
3 044.4
10 711.0
475.6
11 186.6
17 139.8
4.3
65.3
2008-2009
July
255.3
7 466.9
7 722.2
3 007.5
10 729.7
480.2
11 209.9
17 166.0
4.3
65.3
August
259.3
7 470.4
7 729.7
3 014.6
10 744.3
457.3
11 201.6
17 192.6
4.1
65.2

Seasonally adjusted - Percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
March
-0.6
0.0
-0.1
0.3
0.0
3.8
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.0
April
-3.1
0.4
0.3
0.6
0.4
4.7
0.5
0.1
0.2
0.3
May
2.4
-0.2
-0.1
-0.4
-0.2
-0.2
-0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.2
June
0.1
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
2008-2009
July
-2.5
0.8
0.7
-1.2
0.2
1.0
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
August
1.6
0.0
0.1
0.2
0.1
-4.8
-0.1
0.2
-0.2
-0.1

Trend - Percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
March
-0.2
0.2
0.1
0.3
0.2
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
April
-0.5
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.1
0.9
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
May
-0.6
0.2
0.2
-0.1
0.1
1.1
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
June
-0.4
0.2
0.2
-0.2
0.1
0.6
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
2008-2009
July
-0.3
0.2
0.2
-0.2
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
August
-0.1
0.2
0.2
-0.2
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0

(a) For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.
(b) Series is non-seasonal. Original data provided instead of seasonally adjusted and trend data.
Source: Labour Force, Australia, cat. no. 6202.0

Labour Force Status of the Civilian Population, Males

Employed Full-time
Employed
Per cent(a)
Period
Aged 15-19 yrs
('000)
Aged 20 yrs and over
('000)
Total
('000)
Part-time
('000)
Total
('000)
Unempl-
oyed
('000)
Labour Force
('000)
Civilian Population aged 15 yrs and over
('000)
(b)
Unemploy-
ment rate
(%)
Partici-
pation rate
(%)

Annual average

2004-05
155.3
4 474.7
4 630.0
802.3
5 432.3
289.7
5 722.0
7 980.5
5.1
71.7
2005-06
158.2
4 566.4
4 724.6
819.4
5 544.0
284.8
5 828.8
8 094.3
4.9
72.0
2006-07
155.7
4 673.5
4 829.1
862.4
5 691.5
253.8
5 945.3
8 229.9
4.3
72.2

Annual average - Percentage change from previous year

2004-05
3.9
2.3
2.3
3.2
2.4
-6.3
2.0
1.6
-0.4
0.3
2005-06
1.9
2.0
2.0
2.1
2.1
-1.7
1.9
1.4
-0.2
0.3
2006-07
-1.6
2.3
2.2
5.2
2.7
-10.9
2.0
1.7
-0.6
0.2

Seasonally adjusted unless footnoted

2006-2007
June
158.3
4 749.6
4 908.0
866.5
5 774.4
238.6
6 013.0
8 301.6
4.0
72.4
2007-2008
July
165.5
4 748.6
4 914.1
865.2
5 779.3
234.6
6 014.0
8 313.6
3.9
72.3
August
164.9
4 754.0
4 918.9
871.9
5 790.8
241.3
6 032.1
8 325.8
4.0
72.5
September
160.8
4 766.8
4 927.5
869.3
5 796.9
228.1
6 025.0
8 337.9
3.8
72.3
October
166.6
4 776.9
4 943.6
842.5
5 786.0
239.5
6 025.6
8 352.0
4.0
72.1
November
164.8
4 785.5
4 950.3
875.2
5 825.5
252.2
6 077.7
8 366.4
4.1
72.6
December
168.5
4 778.4
4 946.8
882.3
5 829.1
249.8
6 078.9
8 380.5
4.1
72.5
January
176.2
4 777.9
4 954.1
911.4
5 865.5
225.7
6 091.2
8 394.3
3.7
72.6
February
174.6
4 798.0
4 972.6
896.6
5 869.2
217.0
6 086.2
8 408.3
3.6
72.4
March
171.4
4 792.5
4 963.9
898.6
5 862.5
240.0
6 102.5
8 422.2
3.9
72.5
April
170.7
4 815.1
4 985.8
885.8
5 871.5
245.7
6 117.2
8 434.6
4.0
72.5
May
173.0
4 793.8
4 966.8
903.5
5 870.3
243.5
6 113.8
8 447.2
4.0
72.4
June
174.8
4 831.4
5 006.2
885.5
5 891.7
246.0
6 137.8
8 459.6
4.0
72.6
2008-2009
July
174.2
4 851.9
5 026.1
863.2
5 889.2
238.4
6 127.7
8 473.1
3.9
72.3
August
180.3
4 862.7
5 043.0
854.3
5 897.3
233.4
6 130.8
8 486.9
3.8
72.2

Seasonally adjusted - Percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
March
-1.9
-0.1
-0.2
0.2
-0.1
10.6
0.3
0.2
0.4
0.1
April
-0.4
0.5
0.4
-1.4
0.2
2.4
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
May
1.4
-0.4
-0.4
2.0
0.0
-0.9
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.1
June
1.0
0.8
0.8
-2.0
0.4
1.0
0.4
0.1
0.0
0.2
2008-2009
July
-0.4
0.4
0.4
-2.5
0.0
-3.1
-0.2
0.2
-0.1
-0.2
August
3.5
0.2
0.3
-1.0
0.1
-2.1
0.1
0.2
-0.1
-0.1

Trend - Percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
March
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.4
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
April
0.1
0.2
0.2
-0.5
0.1
0.9
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
May
0.2
0.2
0.2
-0.8
0.1
1.0
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
June
0.5
0.3
0.3
-0.9
0.1
0.4
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
2008-2009
July
0.7
0.3
0.3
-1.0
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
August
0.8
0.2
0.2
-0.8
0.1
-0.4
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0

(a) For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.
(b) Series is non-seasonal. Original data provided instead of seasonally adjusted and trend data.
Source: Labour Force, Australia, cat. no. 6202.0

Labour Force Status of the Civilian Population, Females

Employed Full-time
Employed
Per cent(a)
Period
Aged 15-19 yrs
('000)
Aged 20 yrs and over
('000)
Total
('000)
Part-time
('000)
Total
('000)
Unempl-
oyed
('000)
Labour Force
('000)
Civilian Population aged 15 yrs and over
('000)
(b)
Unemploy-
ment rate
(%)
Partici-
pation rate
(%)

Annual average

2004-05
86.1
2 322.4
2 408.5
1 985.5
4 394.0
250.8
4 644.8
8 246.8
5.4
56.3
2005-06
82.6
2 375.4
2 458.0
2 062.3
4 520.3
242.3
4 762.6
8 347.1
5.1
57.1
2006-07
85.9
2 478.2
2 564.2
2 078.8
4 643.0
235.2
4 878.2
8 466.9
4.8
57.6

Annual average - Percentage change from previous year

2004-05
-0.2
4.0
3.9
2.6
3.3
-4.8
2.8
1.4
-0.4
0.8
2005-06
-4.1
2.3
2.1
3.9
2.9
-3.4
2.5
1.2
-0.3
0.7
2006-07
4.1
4.3
4.3
0.8
2.7
-2.9
2.4
1.4
-0.3
0.6

Seasonally adjusted unless footnoted

2006-2007
June
86.1
2 503.0
2 589.1
2 095.6
4 684.7
234.5
4 919.2
8 530.1
4.8
57.7
2007-2008
July
85.1
2 505.2
2 590.3
2 110.6
4 700.8
234.6
4 935.5
8 541.9
4.8
57.8
August
89.7
2 526.2
2 615.8
2 100.6
4 716.4
233.8
4 950.2
8 553.9
4.7
57.9
September
90.2
2 503.0
2 593.2
2 131.8
4 725.0
234.3
4 959.4
8 565.7
4.7
57.9
October
87.4
2 549.8
2 637.2
2 108.8
4 745.9
237.6
4 983.5
8 579.7
4.8
58.1
November
89.1
2 554.8
2 643.9
2 115.9
4 759.8
241.5
5 001.3
8 593.6
4.8
58.2
December
92.2
2 561.0
2 653.2
2 123.2
4 776.3
219.6
4 995.9
8 607.6
4.4
58.0
January
92.2
2 550.1
2 642.3
2 127.5
4 769.8
232.6
5 002.4
8 620.0
4.6
58.0
February
90.7
2 577.8
2 668.5
2 133.2
4 801.7
221.4
5 023.1
8 632.6
4.4
58.2
March
92.2
2 579.7
2 672.0
2 139.1
4 811.1
215.2
5 026.3
8 645.0
4.3
58.1
April
84.7
2 585.7
2 670.4
2 170.1
4 840.5
231.1
5 071.5
8 656.7
4.6
58.6
May
88.4
2 589.5
2 677.9
2 141.4
4 819.3
232.3
5 051.6
8 668.4
4.6
58.3
June
87.0
2 573.4
2 660.4
2 158.9
4 819.2
229.6
5 048.8
8 680.1
4.5
58.2
2008-2009
July
81.1
2 615.0
2 696.1
2 144.3
4 840.4
241.8
5 082.3
8 692.9
4.8
58.5
August
79.0
2 607.7
2 686.7
2 160.3
4 847.0
223.9
5 070.8
8 705.7
4.4
58.2

Seasonally adjusted - percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
March
1.8
0.1
0.1
0.3
0.2
-2.8
0.1
0.1
-0.1
0.0
April
-8.2
0.2
-0.1
1.4
0.6
7.4
0.9
0.1
0.3
0.4
May
4.4
0.1
0.3
-1.3
-0.4
0.5
-0.4
0.1
0.0
-0.3
June
-1.6
-0.6
-0.7
0.8
0.0
-1.2
-0.1
0.1
-0.1
-0.1
2008-2009
July
-6.7
1.6
1.3
-0.7
0.4
5.3
0.7
0.1
0.2
0.3
August
-2.6
-0.3
-0.3
0.7
0.1
-7.4
-0.2
0.1
-0.3
-0.2

Trend - Percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
March
-0.9
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.1
April
-1.7
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.9
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
May
-2.2
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.2
1.1
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
June
-2.3
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.8
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
2008-2009
July
-2.3
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.5
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
August
-2.1
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.5
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0

(a) For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.
(b) Series is non-seasonal. Original data provided instead of seasonally adjusted and trend data.
Source: Labour Force, Australia, cat. no. 6202.0






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