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6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, Jul 2008  
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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].



E-SURVEY FOR THIS PUBLICATION

The ABS would appreciate user feedback on the usefulness and relevance of Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0). As such, we would like users of this publication to complete a short e-survey about this publication. We would encourage all users to complete the e-survey, as the responses you provide will help determine the future direction and content of Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0). To find the questionnaire, go to <http://www.abs.gov.au> [Statistics - By Catalogue Number - 6. Labour Statistics and Prices - 61. Labour statistics - general]. The questionnaire can be found under the 'Summary' tab in Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0).



INTRODUCING THE QUARTERLY LABOUR FORCE UNDERUTILISATION RATE

A new series, the Quarterly Labour Force Underutilisation Rate is introduced in this issue of Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0). This quarterly time series replaces the existing annual rate which was first published in 2002 in Information Paper: Measures of Labour Underutilisation (cat. no. 6296.0). The new quarterly series has a more conceptually correct basis than the annual rate, and has provided the opportunity to produce more frequent and timely measures of changes in underemployment, and in turn, the underutilisation rate. For more information and for details of future dissemination of both the quarterly and annual series, please see the 'Quarterly labour force underutilisation rate' article in this issue.



UPDATE OF THE VOLUME MEASURES OF UNDERUTILISATION

The experimental volume measures have now been updated for 2007 and are presented in the spotlight section of this publication. A spreadsheet containing a time series of the volume measures is now available on the ABS website. To find the spreadsheet go to <http://www.abs.gov.au> [Statistics - By Catalogue Number - 6. Labour Statistics and Prices - 61. Labour statistics - general]. The spreadsheet can be found under the 'Details' tab in this July 2008 issue of Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0).



SUPPLEMENTARY SURVEYS ON LABOUR TOPICS

The Monthly Population Survey comprises the Labour Force Survey 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: Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia (cat. no. 6310.0) and Forms of Employment, Australia (cat. no. 6359.0).



EMPLOYMENT TYPE

The spreadsheet containing the annual time series on employment type has now been updated for 2007. The 2001 to 2006 data have also been updated using the new LFS method of composite estimation. To find the spreadsheet go to <http://www.abs.gov.au> [Statistics - By Catalogue Number - 6. Labour Statistics and Prices - 61. Labour statistics - general]. The spreadsheet is listed under the 'Details' tab in this July 2008 issue of Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0). The spreadsheet includes estimates of employment type by sex and full-time/part-time status for each of the following variables: age (five year age groups), state of usual residence, industry and occupation. For more information see the Spotlight section of this publication.


For more information on the new method of composite estimation, see Information Paper: Forthcoming Changes to Labour Force Survey Products, 2007 (cat. no. 6292.0).



NEW EMPLOYEE EARNINGS TIME SERIES DATA AVAILABLE

The Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership spreadsheets now contain a time series of mean and median weekly earnings in main job and all jobs, by sex, from 1975 to 2007. This complements the existing employee earnings series which contains mean weekly earnings (in main job) cross-classified by a number of variables, including: sex, age, industry, occupation, full-time/part-time status and sector, for the period 1990 to 2007. To find the spreadsheets, go to <http://www.abs.gov.au> [Statistics - By Catalogue Number - 6. Labour Statistics and Prices - 63. Earnings, hours and employment conditions]. The spreadsheets can be found under the 'Details' tab in Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia (cat. no. 6310.0).



REDUCED SAMPLE SIZE FOR THE LABOUR FORCE SURVEY

The ABS is facing a tight budget situation in 2008-09, and this has led to a range of reductions in the ABS work program. One of the consequences of this is that from July 2008 the sample size of the LFS will be reduced by 24% when compared with the June 2008 sample being implemented under the 2006 sample design. The ABS is implementing this sample reduction in such a way that the sample can be easily increased again in the future should the ABS funding position change.


For further information about the sample reduction, see the April 2008 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0).



JOB VACANCIES SURVEY

The Survey of Job Vacancies will not be conducted during 2008-09. The May 2008 issue of the publication Job Vacancies, Australia (cat. no. 6354.0), released on 26 June 2008, was the final issue for 2007-08. The survey may be reinstated in 2009-10.



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Recent and upcoming statistical releases

Release date/title of publication
Reference period
Catalogue number

June 2008
Australian Economic Indicators
(a)July 2008
1350.0
Information Paper: Update on ANZSIC Implementation
(a)2008
1295.0.55.001
Industrial Disputes, Australia
March quarter 2008
6321.0.55.001
Job Vacancies, Australia
May 2008
6354.0
Labour Force, Australia
May 2008
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
May 2008
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
May 2008
6291.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Quarterly
May 2008
6291.0.55.003
Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Migrants, Australia - Confidentialised Unit Record File on CD-ROM
November 2007
6250.0.25.002
Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Recent Migrants - Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File, Technical Manual
November 2007
6250.0.55.001
July 2008
Australian Economic Indicators
(a)August 2008
1350.0
Australian Labour Market Statistics
(a)July 2008
6105.0
Australian Social Trends
(a)2008
4102.0
Information Paper: Labour Force Survey Sample Design
(a)November 2007
6269.0
Labour Force, Australia
June 2008
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
June 2008
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
June 2007
6291.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families - Electronic Delivery
June 2008
6224.0.55.001
August 2008
Australian Economic Indicators
(a)September 2008
1350.0
Average Weekly Earnings, Australia
May 2008
6302.0
Labour Force, Australia
July 2008
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
July 2008
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force Survey Standard Errors, Data Cube
July 2008
6298.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
July 2007
6291.0.55.001
Labour Mobility, Australia
February 2008
6209.0
Labour Price Index, Australia
June 2007
6345.0
September 2008
Australian Economic Indicators
(a)October 2008
1350.0
Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC)
(a)2008
1292.0
Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation, Australia
April to July 2007
6361.0
Improvements to Family Estimates from the Labour Force Survey
(a)2008
6224.0.55.002
Industrial Disputes, Australia
June 2008
6321.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia
August 2008
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
August 2008
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
August 2008
6291.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Quarterly
August 2008
6291.0.55.003
October 2008
Australian Economic Indicators
(a)November 2008
1350.0
Australian Labour Market Statistics
(a)October 2008
6105.0
Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation, Australia - Confidentialised Unit Record File
April to July 2007
6361.0.55.001
Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation, Australia - Confidentialised Unit Record File, User Guide
April to July 2007
6361.0.55.002
Labour Force, Australia
September 2008
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
September 2008
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
September 2008
6291.0.55.001

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


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