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LABOUR STATISTICS NEWS


LABOUR THEME PAGE

The ABS Labour Theme Page, available on the ABS website, provides a guide to the range of ABS statistics on the labour market, as well as links to the latest data released. To find the Theme Page, go to <http://www.abs.gov.au> [Themes - People - Labour].


RELEASE OF SEARS

The 2007 Survey of Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation (SEARS) provides a range of information on employment arrangements; working patterns; work and caring; retirement and retirement intentions; and superannuation. Results from the survey were released in November 2008 in the publication Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation, Australia (cat. no. 6361.0) and in a number of datacubes: Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation; State Tables, Apr to Jul 2007 (cat. no. 6361.0.55.003) and Datacubes: Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation, Australia, April to July 2007 (cat. no. 6361.0.55.004).

An expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) (cat. no. 6361.0.55.001) was also released and is accessible through the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL). The expanded CURF allows authorised users to process the survey data from their desktop via a secure internet link. For more information about the CURF see User Guide: Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation, Australia, April to July 2007 (cat. no. 6361.0.55.002). For information about accessing CURF microdata, see the CURF User Tool Kit at <http://www.abs.gov.au> [Services - CURFs - CURF Microdata].


AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF LABOUR ECONOMICS THEMATIC ISSUE - CALL FOR ARTICLES BASED ON SEARS

In early 2010, the Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE) will publish a thematic issue dedicated to articles using the expanded CURF from SEARS 2007. The analysis should be innovative and will be peer reviewed. The final selection of articles lies with the editors of the AJLE. The deadline for submission of articles is 31 August 2009. Articles should be submitted to Boyd.Hunter@anu.edu.au and Nicholas.Biddle@anu.edu.au.


LABOUR STATISTICS NEWSLETTER

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is currently developing a labour statistics newsletter which is designed to provide users with insight into the ABS labour market program and updates on statistical developments. Labour Statistics News (cat. no. 6106.0) will be released twice-yearly, with the first issue expected to be released on 24 February 2009. Each issue will feature current projects, recent highlights, articles and analysis, contact details, and other related information. To subscribe to the newsletter please email "subscribe" to janelle.mcfarlane@abs.gov.au, or you may access the newsletter directly at <http://www.abs.gov.au>.


SUPPLEMENTARY SURVEYS ON LABOUR TOPICS

The Monthly Population Survey comprises the Labour Force Survey (LFS) and a range of supplementary surveys, which provide detailed information on a range of topics. Results from surveys on labour-related topics recently released include: Labour Mobility, Australia, Feb 2008 (cat. no. 6209.0) and Job Search Experience, Australia, Jul 2008 (cat. no. 6222.0).


RELEASE OF LABOUR MOBILITY CURF

The 2008 Basic and Expanded Labour Mobility CURFs (cat. no. 6202.0.30.004) were released in November 2008. The Basic CURF is available on CD-ROM. The expanded CURF is available via RADL only. Access through the RADL enables the ABS to make more detailed microdata available than on CD-ROM, while still maintaining the confidentiality of ABS data providers. For more information about the Labour Mobility CURF see Labour Force Survey and Labour Mobility, Australia: Basic and Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record Files, Technical Manual, Feb 2008 (cat. no. 6202.0.30.005). For more information about accessing CURF microdata, see the CURF User Tool Kit at <http://www.abs.gov.au> [Services - CURFs - CURF Microdata].


SURVEY OF EMPLOYEE EARNINGS AND HOURS CURF

The ABS Labour Market Statistics section is currently developing a CURF from the May 2006 Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (EEH). This will be the first CURF produced from the EEH survey. Subject to meeting ABS confidentiality requirements, and subject to receiving approval of the Australian Statistician, it is expected that the CURF will be released in March 2009.


FORTHCOMING CHANGES TO LFS ESTIMATES

REVISION OF POPULATION BENCHMARKS

From the February 2009 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0), LFS estimates will be compiled using population benchmarks based on results from the 2006 Census. Additionally, for the period June 2001 to January 2009, LFS estimates will be revised based on the 2006 population benchmarks. The revised estimates will also be available with the release of the February 2009 issue of the publication Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) on 12 March 2009.


REVISION OF LABOUR FORCE SURVEY STATISTICAL REGIONS

LFS Statistical Region boundaries are revised at each sample redesign to align with the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) (cat. no. 1216.0). From the February 2009 issues of Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001) and Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003), regional estimates will be produced based on the 2006 LFS Statistical Regions. LFS estimates will be revised back to November 2007 based on the new regions. For further details, see Information Paper: Labour Force Survey Sample Design (cat. no. 6269.0).


CLASSIFICATION OF INDUSTRY AND OCCUPATION

From the February 2009 issue of Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003) the industry and occupation employment estimates will be based on new classification structures. At that point the LFS will discontinue using the old classifications and will release historical industry and occupation estimates backcast to the new classifications.

Industry will be classified to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) 2006. This classification system will replace the existing classification ANZSIC 1993. Industry estimates from November 1984 will be available on the new classification. For more information on the implementation of ANZSIC 2006 see Information Paper: update on ANZSIC 2006 Implementation, 2008 (cat. no. 1295.0.55.001).

Occupation will be classified to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO). This classification system will replace the classification Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, introduced in August 1996. Occupation estimates from 1996 will be available on the new ANZSCO classification. For more information on the implementation of ANZSCO see Information Paper: ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2005 (cat. no. 1221.0).


TIME SERIES SPREADSHEETS

On the ABS website, the February 2009 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) will include its corresponding time series spreadsheets under the same catalogue number. These spreadsheets are currently found at Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets (cat. no. 6202.0.55.001), and these will cease following the January 2009 issue on 12 February 2009.


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Recent and upcoming statistical releases

Release date/title of publication
Reference period
Catalogue number

December 2008
Australian Economic Indicators
(a)January 2009
1350.0
Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 - Correspondence Tables
(a)2008
1292.0.55.005
Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation: State Tables
April to July 2007
6361.0.55.003
Industrial Disputes, Australia
September quarter 2008
6321.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia
November 2008
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families
November 2008
6224.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
November 2008
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
November 2008
6291.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Quarterly
November 2008
6291.0.55.003
January 2009
Australian Economic Indicators
(a)February 2009
1350.0
Australian Labour Market Statistics
(a)January 2009
6105.0
Employment and Earnings, Public Sector, Australia
2007-08
6248.0.55.002
Job Search Experience, Australia
July 2008
6222.0
Labour Force, Australia
December 2008
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families
December 2008
6224.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
December 2008
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
December 2008
6291.0.55.001
Microdata: Multi-Purpose Household Survey, Expanded CURF, Australia, 2007-08
2007-08
4100.0.55.001
Multu-Purpose Household Survey, Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File, Technical Manual
(a)2007-08
4100.0
February 2009
Australian Economic Indicators
(a)March 2009
1350.0
Average Weekly Earnings, Australia
November 2008
6302.0
Information Paper: ANZSCO -- Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
(a)2009
1221.0
Labour Force, Australia
January 2009
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families
January 2009
6224.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
January 2009
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
January 2009
6291.0.55.001
Labour Price Index, Australia
December 2008
6345.0
Labour Statistics News
(a)February 2009
6106.0
Persons with Main Source of Income from Own Unincorporated Business, Experimental Estimates for Small Areas - Data Cubes
2004-05 to 2005-06
6225.0.55.001
Underemployed Workers, Australia
September 2008
6265.0
March 2009
Australian Economic Indicators
(a)April 2009
1350.0
Australian Social Trends
(a)March 2009
4102.0
Business Indicators, Australia
December 2008
5676.0
Employment and Earnings, Public Sector, Australia
2007-08
6248.0.55.002
Industrial Disputes, Australia
December quarter 2008
6321.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia
February 2009
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families
February 2009
6224.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
February 2009
6291.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Quarterly
February 2009
6291.0.55.003
Persons Not in the Labour Force, Australia
September 2008
6220.0
Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia - Data Cubes
2005-06
5673.0.55.003
April 2009
Australian Economic Indicators
(a)May 2009
1350.0
Australian Labour Market Statistics
(a)April 2009
6105.0
Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits
Jun 2006 to Jun 2008
8165.0
Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia
August 2008
6310.0
Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, Preliminary
August 2008
6305.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia
March 2009
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families
March 2009
6224.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
March 2009
6291.0.55.001

(a) Refers to the issue of the publication, not the reference period.



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