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6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, Jan 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/01/2011   
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LABOUR MARKET SUMMARY


KEY MEASURES

% change from
Measure
Series type
Period
Current figure
Previous qtr(a)
Previous year(b)

Employed
Persons '000
Trend
Nov 10
11 390.1
0.9
3.3
Full-time '000
Trend
Nov 10
8 012.2
1.0
3.9
Part-time '000
Trend
Nov 10
3 377.9
0.7
2.1
Part-time employment as a proportion of total employment %
Trend
Nov 10
29.7
(c)-0.1
(c)-0.4
Employment to population ratio
Persons %
Trend
Nov 10
62.5
(c)0.3
(c)0.8
Males %
Trend
Nov 10
69.2
(c)0.4
(c)1.0
Females %
Trend
Nov 10
55.9
(c)0.3
(c)0.5
Unemployed
Persons '000
Trend
Nov 10
632.7
2.0
-3.2
Looking for full-time work '000
Trend
Nov 10
442.3
1.2
-8.7
Looking for part-time work '000
Trend
Nov 10
190.4
3.8
12.2
Unemployment rate
Persons %
Trend
Nov 10
5.3
(c)0.1
(c)-0.3
Long-term unemployment
Persons '000
Trend
Nov 10
124.0
5.9
15.6
As a proportion of total unemployment %
Trend
Nov 10
19.6
(c)0.7
(c)3.2
Long-term unemployment rate %
Trend
Nov 10
1.0
(c)0.1
(c)0.1
Quarterly labour underutilisation rates
Underemployment rate %
Trend
Nov 10
7.2
(c)0.0
(c)-0.6
Labour force underutilisation rate %
Trend
Nov 10
12.4
(c)0.0
(c)-1.0
Children living without an employed parent(d) %
Original
Jun 09
15.1
na
(c)2.6
Labour force participation rate
Persons aged 15-64 years %
Trend
Nov 10
76.9
(c)0.4
(c)0.7
Total %
Trend
Nov 10
65.9
(c)0.4
(c)0.6
Aggregate monthly hours worked
Persons mill. hours
Trend
Nov 10
1 601.9
0.6
3.5
Actual hours worked
Average weekly hours - Persons hours
Original
Nov 10
33.8
-0.5
-0.4
Average weekly hours - Full-time hours
Original
Nov 10
40.9
-0.7
-0.7
Average weekly hours - Part-time hours
Original
Nov 10
16.7
-1.7
-0.3
Part-time workers
Proportion who preferred to work more hours %
Original
Nov 10
25.4
(c)0.6
(c)-1.7
Wage price index
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses index no.
Trend
Sep qtr 2010
105.5
1.0
3.6
Average weekly earnings
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings $
Trend
Aug 10
1 259.4
0.6
4.4
All employees total earnings $
Trend
Aug 10
982.9
0.6
4.7
Industrial disputes
Working days lost '000
Original
Sep qtr 2010
46.6
94.3
60.4
Working days lost per 1,000 employees number
Original
Sep qtr 2010
4.7
95.4
53.1
Job vacancies(e)
Australia '000
Original
Aug 10
181.4
10.2
na

na not available
(a) Same period previous quarter (monthly data is presented for the middle month of each quarter).
(b) Same period previous year.
(c) Change is in percentage points.
(d) As a proportion of all children aged under 15 years.
(e) As a result of the Job Vacancy Survey being suspended, no original estimates were produced for five quarters between August 2008 and August 2009 inclusive.



EMPLOYMENT: TREND SERIES
Full-time and total employment


Males and females



PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT: TREND SERIES
Proportion of total employment, Males


Proportion of total employment, Females



UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: TREND SERIES
Males and females



LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT: TREND SERIES
Proportion of total unemployment



UNDERUTILISED LABOUR: TREND SERIES
Labour force underutilisation rate



PARTICIPATION RATE: TREND SERIES
Persons


Males


Females




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