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6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, Apr 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/04/2009   
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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 09
10 811.7
0.0
0.8
Full-time '000
Trend
Feb 09
7 682.4
-0.5
0.1
Part-time '000
Trend
Feb 09
3 129.3
1.2
2.6
Part-time employment as a proportion of total employment %
Trend
Feb 09
28.9
(c)0.3
(c)0.5
Unemployed
Persons '000
Trend
Feb 09
561.1
10.1
22.2
Looking for full-time work '000
Trend
Feb 09
398.4
12.0
29.0
Looking for part-time work '000
Trend
Feb 09
162.7
5.8
8.2
Unemployment rate
Persons %
Trend
Feb 09
4.9
(c)0.4
(c)0.8
Long-term unemployment
Persons '000
Trend
Feb 09
74.3
2.8
5.3
As a proportion of total unemployment %
Trend
Feb 09
13.2
(c)-1.0
(c)-2.2
Long-term unemployment rate %
Trend
Feb 09
0.7
(c)0.0
(c)0.0
Quarterly labour underutilisation rates(d)
Unemployment rate(e) %
Trend
Feb 09
4.9
(c)0.3
(c)0.8
Underemployment rate %
Trend
Feb 09
7.0
(c)0.5
(c)1.0
Labour force underutilisation rate(f) %
Trend
Feb 09
11.9
(c)0.8
(c)1.8
Children living without an employed parent(g) %
Original
Dec 08
13.0
(c)0.1
(c)0.2
Labour force participation rate
Persons aged 15-64 years %
Original
Feb 09
77.1
(c)1.1
(c)0.4
Total %
Trend
Feb 09
65.4
(c)0.0
(c)-0.1
Actual hours worked
Aggregate weekly hours mill. hours
Original
Feb 09
368.3
0.0
-1.1
Average weekly hours - Persons hours
Original
Feb 09
34.2
0.0
-1.7
Average weekly hours - Full-time hours
Original
Feb 09
41.1
0.0
-1.0
Average weekly hours - Part-time hours
Original
Feb 09
16.9
0.7
-1.8
Part-time workers
Proportion who preferred to work more hours %
Original
Feb 09
27.1
(c)3.5
(c)3.9
Wage price index
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses index no.
Original
Dec qtr 2008
121.5
1.2
4.3
Average weekly earnings
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings $
Trend
Nov 08
1 164.90
1.5
5.2
All employees total earnings $
Trend
Nov 08
911.30
1.2
4.1
Compensation of employees
Household income account $m
Trend
Dec qtr 2008
143 678
1.8
7.8
Average earnings (National Accounts basis nominal) per week $
Trend
Dec qtr 2008
1 159
1.5
5.8
Industrial disputes
Working days lost '000
Original
Dec qtr 2008
31.1
-14.1
27.5
Working days lost per 1,000 employees number
Original
Dec qtr 2008
3.3
-15.4
26.9
Job vacancies(h)
Australia '000
Trend
May 2008
183.6
1.0
9.0

(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 the Glossary for further explanation of labour underutilisation rates.
(e) The quarterly unemployment rate is compiled using data collected in the quarter months and may differ slightly from the official monthly unemployment rate.
(f) Discrepancies may occur due to rounding.
(g) As a proportion of all children aged under 15 years. See the Explanatory Notes for information on family data.
(h) The Job Vacancies Survey will not be conducted in 2008-09. The May issue of Job Vacancies, Australia (cat. no. 6354.0), released in June 2008, was the final issue for 2007-08. The survey may be reinstated in 2009-10.



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
Quarterly labour underutilisation rates
Graph: Quarterly labour 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



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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