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6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, Apr 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/04/2010   
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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 10
10 971.6
0.8
1.7
Full-time '000
Trend
Feb 10
7 659.0
0.5
-0.1
Part-time '000
Trend
Feb 10
3 312.5
1.5
6.0
Part-time employment as a proportion of total employment %
Trend
Feb 10
30.2
(c)0.2
(c)1.2
Employment to population ratio
Persons %
Trend
Feb 10
61.8
(c)0.2
(c)-0.2
Males %
Trend
Feb 10
68.4
(c)0.3
(c)0.0
Females %
Trend
Feb 10
55.3
(c)0.0
(c)-0.4
Unemployed
Persons '000
Trend
Feb 10
614.7
-4.3
3.2
Looking for full-time work '000
Trend
Feb 10
446.0
-6.0
4.6
Looking for part-time work '000
Trend
Feb 10
168.7
0.3
-0.3
Unemployment rate
Persons %
Trend
Feb 10
5.3
(c)-0.3
(c)0.1
Long-term unemployment
Persons '000
Trend
Feb 10
109.4
3.3
41.1
As a proportion of total unemployment %
Trend
Feb 10
17.8
(c)1.3
(c)4.8
Long-term unemployment rate %
Trend
Feb 10
1.0
(c)0.0
(c)0.3
Quarterly labour underutilisation rates
Unemployment rate(d) %
Trend
Feb 10
5.4
(c)-0.2
(c)0.2
Underemployment rate %
Trend
Feb 10
7.7
(c)-0.1
(c)0.5
Labour force underutilisation rate %
Trend
Feb 10
13.0
(c)-0.3
(c)0.6
Children living without an employed parent(e) %
Original
Jun 09
15.1
(c)na
(c)2.6
Labour force participation rate
Persons aged 15-64 years %
Trend
Feb 10
76.2
(c)0.0
(c)-0.3
Total %
Trend
Feb 10
65.2
(c)0.0
(c)-0.2
Aggregate monthly hours
Persons mill. hours
Trend
Feb 10
1 539.6
0.6
0.9
Actual hours worked
Average weekly hours - Persons hours
Original
Feb 10
26.9
-15.9
-4.7
Average weekly hours - Full-time hours
Original
Feb 10
32.4
-17.0
-3.9
Average weekly hours - Part-time hours
Original
Feb 10
13.7
-12.9
-1.0
Part-time workers
Proportion who preferred to work more hours %
Original
Feb 10
27.3
(c)0.2
(c)0.2
Wage price index
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses index no.
Trend
Sep qtr 2009
102.6
0.6
3.0
Average weekly earnings
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings $
Trend
Nov 09
1 223.30
1.4
5.6
All employees total earnings $
Trend
Nov 09
953.70
1.6
4.9
Industrial disputes
Working days lost '000
Original
Dec qtr 2009
44.7
53.6
43.7
Working days lost per 1,000 employees number
Original
Dec qtr 2009
4.7
51.6
42.4
Job vacancies(f)
Australia '000
Trend
May 2008
183.6
1.1
9.0

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) The quarterly unemployment rate is compiled using data collected in the quarter months and may differ slightly from the official monthly unemployment rate.
(e) As a proportion of all children aged under 15 years. See the Explanatory Notes for information on family data.
(f) The Job Vacancies Survey was not 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 was 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
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, Level
Graph: Full time adult ordinary time 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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