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6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, July 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/07/2011   
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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


JULY 2011

Summary of Australia's key labour market indicators.


Key Measures

Units
Series
Period
Current figure
% Change from Previous qtr(a)
% Change from Previous year(b)

Scope
Civilian population
'000
Original
May 11
18 351.3
0.3
1.6
Labour force
'000
Trend
May 11
12 032.6
0.0
1.9
Employed
Persons
'000
Trend
May 11
11 444.2
0.1
2.3
Full-time
'000
Trend
May 11
8 057.9
0.0
2.6
Part-time
'000
Trend
May 11
3 386.3
0.3
1.4
Employed persons who work part-time
Persons
%
Trend
May 11
29.6
(c) 0.1
(c)-0.2
Males
%
Trend
May 11
16.0
(c)-0.1
(c)-0.5
Females
%
Trend
May 11
45.9
(c) 0.2
(c) 0.0
Unemployed
Persons
'000
Trend
May 11
588.4
-1.7
-4.9
Looking for full-time work
'000
Trend
May 11
416.0
-1.1
-6.0
Looking for part-time work
'000
Trend
May 11
172.4
-3.2
-2.0
Long-term unemployed
'000
Trend
May 11
118.2
2.2
6.2
Labour force participation rates
Persons aged 15 and over
%
Original
May 11
65.6
(c)-0.4
(c) 0.3
Persons aged 15-24
%
Original
May 11
68.0
(c)-2.8
(c) 0.2
Persons aged 25-64
%
Original
May 11
79.0
(c) 0.1
(c) 0.7
Persons aged 65 and over
%
Original
May 11
10.8
(c) 0.1
(c) 0.2
Employment to population ratio
Persons
%
Trend
May 11
62.4
(c)-0.1
(c) 0.5
Males
%
Trend
May 11
69.0
(c)-0.2
(c) 0.4
Females
%
Trend
May 11
56.0
(c) 0.0
(c) 0.5
Labour underutilisation
Labour force underutilisation rate
%
Trend
May 11
12.0
(c)-0.1
(c)-0.5
Unemployment rate
%
Trend
May 11
4.9
(c)-0.1
(c)-0.3
Underemployment rate
%
Trend
May 11
7.0
(c)-0.1
(c)-0.3
Volume measures of labour underutilisation
Volume labour force underutilisation rate
%
Trend
Aug 10
7.0
na
(c)-0.8
Volume unemployment rate
%
Trend
Aug 10
4.2
na
(c)-0.6
Volume underemployment rate
%
Trend
Aug 10
2.8
na
(c)-0.2
Part-time employed who are underemployed
Persons
%
Original
Sep 10
24.7
na
(c)-1.3
Males
%
Original
Sep 10
32.1
na
(c)-1.0
Females
%
Original
Sep 10
21.6
na
(c)-1.4
Not in the labour force
Persons
'000
Original
May 11
6 321.4
1.6
0.6
Males
'000
Original
May 11
2 513.8
3.2
1.4
Females
'000
Original
May 11
3 807.6
0.6
0.1
Aggregate monthly hours worked
Persons
Mil. hours
Trend
May 11
1 602.5
0.1
1.6
Males
Mil. hours
Trend
May 11
986.9
0.1
1.4
Females
Mil. hours
Trend
May 11
615.5
0.2
1.9
Average actual weekly hours worked
Persons
hours
Original
May 11
33.7
(d)-1.3
(d)-1.4
Full-time
hours
Original
May 11
41.0
(d)-0.3
(d)-1.2
Part-time
hours
Original
May 11
16.8
(d)-0.9
(d)-1.4
Average weekly earnings
All employees total earnings
$
Trend
Feb 11
(e) 1 004.10
1.0
3.7
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
$
Trend
Feb 11
(e) 1 288.10
1.1
3.8
Full-time adult total earnings
$
Trend
Feb 11
(e) 1 341.00
1.1
4.0
Median hourly earnings (f)
Persons
$
Original
May 10
(e) 25.50
na
(g) 5.6
Males
$
Original
May 10
(e) 26.70
na
(g) 4.6
Females
$
Original
May 10
(e) 24.70
na
(g) 7.0
Wage price index
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
index
Trend
Mar 11
107.6
1.0
4.0
Employees who are trade union members in main job
Persons
%
Original
Aug 10
18.3
na
(c)-1.4
Males
%
Original
Aug 10
17.9
na
(c)-2.2
Females
%
Original
Aug 10
18.7
na
(c)-0.5
Employees(h) without paid leave entitlements of total employed
Persons
%
Original
Nov 10
19.8
na
(c)-0.6
Males
%
Original
Nov 10
16.2
na
(c)-0.2
Females
%
Original
Nov 10
24.2
na
(c)-1.0
Methods of setting pay - all employees
Award only
%
Original
May 10
15.2
na
(c)(g)-1.3
Collective agreement
%
Original
May 10
43.4
na
(c)(g) 3.6
Individual arrangement
%
Original
May 10
37.3
na
(c)(g)-1.4
Owner managers of incorporated enterprises
%
Original
May 10
4.1
na
(c)(g)-0.9
Industrial disputes
Working days lost
'000
Original
Mar 11
19.7
-27.6
-31.6
Working days lost per 1,000 employees
no.
Original
Mar 11
2.0
-25.9
-33.3
Job vacancies
Australia
'000
Trend
Feb 11
186.0
-1.7
8.1
Private sector
'000
Trend
Feb 11
167.8
-1.9
7.9
Public sector
'000
Trend
Feb 11
18.2
0.6
9.6
Labour force status of families
Children living without an employed parent(i)
%
Original
Jun 10
13.9
na
(c)-1.1

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) Change is in hours worked.
(e) Estimates are rounded to the nearest 10 cents.
(f) Median non-managerial adult hourly ordinary time cash earnings.
(g) Same period two years ago.
(h) Excludes owner managers of incorporated enterprises.
(i) As a proportion of all children aged under 15 years.



EMPLOYMENT: TREND SERIES
Full-time and total employment
Graph: Trend full-time and total employment


Males and females
Graph: Trend employment for males and females



PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT: TREND SERIES
Proportion of total employment, Males
Graph: Trend male part-time employment as a proportion of total male employment


Proportion of total employment, Females
Graph: Trend female part-time employment as a proportion of total female employment


UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: TREND SERIES
Males and females
Graph: Trend unemployment rate for males and females


LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT: TREND SERIES
Proportion of total unemployment
Graph: Long-term unemployment as a proportion of total unemployment, males and females


UNDERUTILISED LABOUR: TREND SERIES
Labour force underutilisation rates
Graph: labour force underutilisation rates


PARTICIPATION RATE: TREND SERIES
Persons
Graph: Trend participation rate


Males
Graph: Trend participation rate of males


Females
Graph: Trend participation rate of females


WAGE PRICE INDEX: TREND SERIES
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses, Quarterly change
Graph: total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses, Quarterly change


AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS: TREND SERIES
Full time adult ordinary time earnings
Graph: full time adult ordinary time earnings


INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES: ORIGINAL SERIES
Working days lost, Quarter Ending



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