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6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, Oct 2009  
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LABOUR STATISTICS NEWS


LABOUR THEME PAGE

The ABS Labour Theme Page, available on the ABS web site, 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].


AGGREGATE MONTHLY HOURS WORKED

The ABS has introduced a new monthly measure, namely aggregate monthly hours worked, which is the total number of hours worked in a calendar month. The seasonally adjusted and trend aggregate monthly hours worked estimates allow a direct time series comparison of hours worked data. Aggregate monthly hours worked differs from the other hours worked estimates (usual and actual hours worked) as these relate only to the hours worked in the survey reference week, whereas aggregate monthly hours worked relates to an entire calendar month. Data are available for males, females and persons. Aggregate monthly hours worked data was first released in an article in the July 2009 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0). Details on the methodology used to calculate aggregate monthly hours worked was published in Information Paper: Expansion of Hours Worked Estimates from the Labour Force Survey (cat. no. 6290.0.55.001).


VOLUME MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION

Updated volume measures of labour underutilisation have been released with this publication, for the period August 2002 to 2008. Volume measures are produced annually and form part of a suite of statistics that show the extent to which the potential of the labour market is not being fully utilised, complementing the Unemployment Rate and the Labour Force Underutilisation Rate. Data have been produced on a revised basis, following a change of the reference month from September to August, and a change to the method used to produce the estimates. Data are now also available by age and sex. For further information, see the Technical Paper in this issue, 'Volume Measures of Labour Underutilisation'.


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: Labour Force Experience, Australia, February 2009 (cat. no. 6206.0); Locations of Work, Australia, November 2008 (cat. no. 6275.0); and Forms of Employment, Australia, November 2008 (cat. no. 6359.0).


RELEASE OF LABOUR STATISTICS NEWS

Labour Statistics News (cat. no. 6106.0) was released on 27 August 2009. Labour Statistics News is released twice-yearly (in February and August) and provides users with insight into the ABS labour market statistics program, and inform on recent and upcoming statistical developments. Each issue features updates on current projects, recent highlights, articles and analysis on labour market issues, information on contacts in the ABS labour market statistics area and other related information. To subscribe to the newsletter please email "subscribe" to labour.statistics@abs.gov.au, or you may access the newsletter directly at <http://www.abs.gov.au>.


LABOUR FORCE SURVEY 2009 SAMPLE REINSTATEMENT

On 13 May 2009, the Australian Statistician announced the full re-instatement of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) sample, offsetting the July 2008 reduction. The December 2009 estimates in Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) will be the first produced under the fully re-instated sample. Details of the sample re-instatement are provided in Information Paper: Labour Force Survey Sample Design, Nov 2007 (Third edition) (cat. no. 6269.0) which was released on 1 October 2009. The information paper provides details on the expected sample size and new sampling fractions, as well as details on the impact on estimates, LFS products and associated surveys.


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RECENT AND UPCOMING STATISTICAL RELEASES

Release date/title of publication
Reference period
Catalogue number

September 2009
Australian Economic Indicators
(a)October 2009
1350.0
Australian Social Trends
(a)September 2009
4102.0
Industrial Disputes, Australia
June quarter 2009
6321.0.55.001
Information Paper: Expansion of Hours Worked Estimates from the Labour Force Survey
2009
6290.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia
August 2009
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia Detailed - Electronic Delivery
August 2009
6291.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly
August 2009
6291.0.55.003
Selected Characteristics of Australian Businesses
2007-08
8167.0
October 2009
Australian Economic Indicators
(a)November 2009
1350.0
Australian Labour Market Statistics
(a)October 2009
6105.0
Labour Force Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery
September 2009
6291.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia
September 2009
6202.0
November 2009
Australian Economic Indicators
(a)December 2009
1350.0
Average Weekly Earnings, Australia
August 2009
6302.0
Business Indicators, Australia
September 2009
5676.0
Education and Work, Australia
May 2009
6227.0
Labour Force, Australia
October 2009
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery
October 2009
6291.0.55.001
Labour Price Index, Australia
September quarter 2009
6345.0
December 2009
Australian Economic Indicators
(a)January 2010
1350.0
Australian Social Trends
(a)December 2009
4102.0
Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation
July 2008 - June 2009
6239.0
Employment and Earnings, Public Sector, Australia
2008-09
6248.0.55.002
Industrial Disputes, Australia
September quarter 2009
6321.0.55.001
Job Search Experience, Australia
July 2009
6222.0
Labour Force, Australia
November 2009
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery
November 2009
6291.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly
November 2009
6291.0.55.003
Retirement and Retirement Intentions, Australia
July 2008 - June 2009
6238.0
January 2010
Australian Economic Indicators
(a)February 2009
1350.0
Australian Labour Market Statistics
(a)January 2010
6105.0
Labour Force, Australia
December 2009
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery
December 2009
6291.0.55.001
Microdata: Labour Force Survey and Forms of Employment Survey, Basic and Expanded CURF, Australia
November 2008
6202.0.30.007
Microdata: Labour Force Survey and Forms of Employment Survey, Basic and Expanded CURF, Technical Manual
November 2008
6202.0.30.008
Microdata: Survey of Education and Work, Basic CURF, Australia
May 2009
6227.0.30.001
Technical Manual: Survey of Education and Work, Basic CURF, Australia
May 2009
6227.0.30.002

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



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