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6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, Jan 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/01/2009   
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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
Nov 08
10 756.8
0.2
1.6
Full-time '000
Trend
Nov 08
7 702.1
0.1
1.5
Part-time '000
Trend
Nov 08
3 054.7
0.7
2.0
Part-time employment as a proportion of total employment %
Trend
Nov 08
28.4
(c)0.1
(c)0.1
Unemployed
Persons '000
Trend
Nov 08
488.6
2.2
3.7
Looking for full-time work '000
Trend
Nov 08
340.1
3.7
8.7
Looking for part-time work '000
Trend
Nov 08
148.6
-1.0
-6.1
Unemployment rate
Persons %
Trend
Nov 08
4.3
(c)0.1
(c)0.1
Long-term unemployment
Persons '000
Trend
Nov 08
73.0
3.8
5.9
As a proportion of total unemployment %
Trend
Nov 08
14.9
(c)0.2
(c)0.3
Long-term unemployment rate %
Trend
Nov 08
0.6
(c)0.0
(c)0.0
Quarterly labour underutilisation rates(d)
Unemployment rate(e) %
Trend
Nov 08
4.4
(c)0.1
(c)0.1
Underemployment rate %
Trend
Nov 08
6.2
(c)0.2
(c)0.0
Labour force underutilisation rate(f) %
Trend
Nov 08
10.6
(c)0.3
(c)0.2
Children living without an employed parent(g) %
Original
Nov 08
13.4
(c)-0.3
(c)0.0
Labour force participation rate
Persons aged 15-64 years %
Original
Nov 08
76.0
(c)0.2
(c)-0.2
Total %
Trend
Nov 08
65.1
(c)0.0
(c)0.0
Actual hours worked
Aggregate weekly hours mill. hours
Original
Nov 08
366.6
-0.3
0.8
Average weekly hours - Persons hours
Original
Nov 08
34.2
-0.7
-0.7
Average weekly hours - Full-time hours
Original
Nov 08
41.1
-0.5
-0.7
Average weekly hours - Part-time hours
Original
Nov 08
16.8
-1.7
0.1
Part-time workers
Proportion who preferred to work more hours %
Original
Nov 08
23.6
(c)2.0
(c)0.5
Wage price index
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses index no.
Original
Sep qtr 2008
120.1
1.2
4.1
Average weekly earnings
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings $
Trend
Aug 08
1 145.10
1.2
4.5
All employees total earnings $
Trend
Aug 08
897.90
0.9
3.3
Compensation of employees
Household income account $m
Trend
Sep qtr 2008
140 951
2.0
7.3
Average earnings (National Accounts basis nominal) per week $
Trend
Sep qtr 2008
1 139
1.5
4.8
Industrial disputes
Working days lost '000
Original
Sep qtr 2008
36.2
-58.2
220.2
Working days lost per 1,000 employees number
Original
Sep qtr 2008
3.9
-57.8
211.8
Job vacancies(h)
Australia '000
Trend
May 2008
183.6
1.1
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
Quarterly labour underutilisation rates: trend series
Graph: Quarterly labour underutilisation rates: trend series



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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