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6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, Oct 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/10/2007   
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LABOUR MARKET SUMMARY


KEY MEASURES

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

Employed
Persons '000
Trend
Aug 2007
10 502.1
0.6
2.6
Full-time '000
Trend
Aug 2007
7 533.9
0.6
3.1
Part-time '000
Trend
Aug 2007
2 968.2
0.7
1.4
Part-time employment as a proportion of total employment %
Trend
Aug 2007
28.3
0.0
(c)-0.3
Unemployed
Persons '000
Trend
Aug 2007
467.1
-1.4
-7.1
Looking for full-time work '000
Trend
Aug 2007
320.7
-2.5
-9.9
Looking for part-time work '000
Trend
Aug 2007
146.4
1.1
-0.2
Unemployment rate
Persons %
Trend
Aug 2007
4.3
(c)-0.1
(c)-0.4
Long-term unemployment
Persons '000
Trend
Aug 2007
68.7
-7.1
-23.7
As a proportion of total unemployment %
Trend
Aug 2007
14.7
(c)-0.9
(c)-3.2
Annual labour underutilisation rates(d)
Long-term unemployment rate %
Original
Sep 2006
0.8
na
(c)-0.1
Unemployment rate %
Original
Sep 2006
4.8
na
(c)-0.4
Underemployment rate %
Original
Sep 2006
5.0
na
(c)-0.3
Labour force underutilisation rate %
Original
Sep 2006
9.8
na
(c)-0.7
Extended labour force underutilisation rate %
Original
Sep 2006
10.6
na
(c)-0.9
Children living without an employed parent(e) %
Original
Jun 2007
13.7
na
(c)-0.7
Labour force participation rate
Persons aged 15-64 years %
Original
Aug 2007
75.6
(c)-0.6
(c)0.1
Total %
Trend
Aug 2007
65.0
(c)0.1
(c)0.3
Actual hours worked
Aggregate weekly hours mill. hours
Original
Aug 2007
360.1
-0.6
2.3
Average weekly hours - Persons hours
Original
Aug 2007
34.5
-0.4
-0.3
Average weekly hours - Full-time hours
Original
Aug 2007
41.5
-0.5
-0.6
Average weekly hours - Part-time hours
Original
Aug 2007
16.9
0.8
0.2
Part-time workers
Proportion who preferred to work more hours %
Original
Aug 2007
22.7
(c)-1.2
(c)-1.7
Wage price index
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses index no.
Original
Jun qtr 2007
113.9
0.8
4.0
Average weekly earnings
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings $
Trend
May 2007
1 088.4
1.3
4.4
All employees total earnings $
Trend
May 2007
867.1
1.1
4.5
Compensation of employees
Household income account $m
Trend
Jun qtr 2007
127 472.0
2.2
8.5
Average earnings (National Accounts basis nominal) per week $
Trend
Jun qtr 2007
1 066.0
1.5
5.2
Industrial disputes
Working days lost '000
Original
Jun qtr 2007
7.1
2.9
-74.7
Working days lost per 1,000 employees number
Original
Jun qtr 2007
0.8
1.7
-75.6
Job vacancies
Australia '000
Trend
Aug 2007
171.4
2.4
9.2

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) See table 4.1 or the Glossary for further explanation of labour underutilisation rates.
(e) As a proportion of all children aged under 15 years. See the Explanatory Notes for information on family data.


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

Labour underutilisation rates - 1996-2006
Graph: Labour underutilisation rates—1996–2006

PARTICIPATION RATE: TREND SERIES

Persons
Graph: Trend participation rate


Males
Graph: Trend participation rate of males


Females
Graph: Trend participation rate of females



AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS: TREND SERIES

Full-time adult ordinary time earnings, Quarterly change
Graph: Quarterly change in full-time adult ordinary time earnings


All employees total earnings, Level
Graph: All employees total earnings, level



INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES: ORIGINAL SERIES

Working days lost, Quarter ending
Graph: Working days lost Quarter ending



JOB VACANCIES: TREND SERIES

Job vacancies, by Sector
Graph: Job vacancies by sector


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