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6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, Apr 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/04/2008   
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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
Feb 2008
10 649.7
0.7
2.7
Full-time '000
Trend
Feb 2008
7 617.4
0.5
2.6
Part-time '000
Trend
Feb 2008
3 032.3
1.2
2.9
Part-time employment as a proportion of total employment %
Trend
Feb 2008
28.5
(c)0.1
(c)0.1
Unemployed
Persons '000
Trend
Feb 2008
456.0
-3.6
-6.4
Looking for full-time work '000
Trend
Feb 2008
303.3
-3.7
-11.5
Looking for part-time work '000
Trend
Feb 2008
152.7
-3.3
5.7
Unemployment rate
Persons %
Trend
Feb 2008
4.1
(c)-0.2
(c)-0.4
Long-term unemployment
Persons '000
Trend
Feb 2008
69.7
0.2
-14.4
As a proportion of total unemployment %
Trend
Feb 2008
15.3
(c)0.6
(c)-1.4
Annual labour underutilisation rates(d)
Long-term unemployment rate %
Original
Sep 2007
0.7
na
(c)-0.2
Unemployment rate %
Original
Sep 2007
4.2
na
(c)-0.5
Underemployment rate %
Original
Sep 2007
4.7
na
(c)-0.3
Labour force underutilisation rate %
Original
Sep 2007
8.9
na
(c)-0.8
Extended labour force underutilisation rate %
Original
Sep 2007
9.9
na
(c)-0.6
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
Feb 2008
76.6
(c)0.5
(c)0.2
Total %
Trend
Feb 2008
65.2
(c)0.1
(c)0.3
Actual hours worked
Aggregate weekly hours mill. hours
Original
Feb 2008
369.8
1.7
2.7
Average weekly hours - Persons hours
Original
Feb 2008
34.8
1.0
-0.3
Average weekly hours - Full-time hours
Original
Feb 2008
41.6
0.4
-0.5
Average weekly hours - Part-time hours
Original
Feb 2008
17.2
2.8
1.4
Part-time workers
Proportion who preferred to work more hours %
Original
Feb 2008
23.2
(c)0.1
(c)-1.5
Wage price index
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses index no.
Original
Dec qtr 2007
116.5
1.0
4.2
Average weekly earnings
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings $
Trend
Nov 2007
1 112.70
1.0
4.9
All employees total earnings $
Trend
Nov 2007
880.30
0.7
3.8
Compensation of employees
Household income account $m
Trend
Dec qtr 2007
133 468
1.6
8.3
Average earnings (National Accounts basis nominal) per week $
Trend
Dec qtr 2007
1 100
0.9
5.4
Industrial disputes
Working days lost '000
Original
Dec qtr 2007
24.4
115.7
-55.0
Working days lost per 1,000 employees number
Original
Dec qtr 2007
2.6
112.2
-56.3
Job vacancies
Australia '000
Trend
Feb 2008
180.3
1.3
10.4

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 - 1997-2007
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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