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6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, Jul 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/07/2009   
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LABOUR MARKET SUMMARY


KEY MEASURES

% change from
Measure
Series type
Period
Current figure
Previous qtr(a)
Previous year(b)

Employed
Persons '000
Trend
May 09
10 788.1
-0.1
0.1
Full-time '000
Trend
May 09
7 640.5
-0.4
-1.0
Part-time '000
Trend
May 09
3 147.6
0.6
3.0
Part-time employment as a proportion of total employment %
Trend
May 09
29.2
(c)0.2
(c)0.8
Employment to population ratio
Males %
Trend
May 09
67.9
(c)-0.6
(c)-1.8
Females %
Trend
May 09
55.7
(c)0.0
(c)-0.2
Persons %
Trend
May 09
61.7
(c)-0.3
(c)-1.0
Unemployed
Persons '000
Trend
May 09
654.9
10.9
39.8
Looking for full-time work '000
Trend
May 09
478.8
13.4
50.8
Looking for part-time work '000
Trend
May 09
176.1
4.4
16.7
Unemployment rate
Persons %
Trend
May 09
5.7
(c)0.5
(c)1.6
Long-term unemployment
Persons '000
Trend
May 09
83.5
7.6
18.6
As a proportion of total unemployment %
Trend
May 09
12.7
(c)-0.4
(c)-2.3
Long-term unemployment rate %
Trend
May 09
0.7
(c)0.0
(c)0.1
Quarterly labour underutilisation rates(d)
Unemployment rate(e) %
Trend
May 09
5.7
(c)0.5
(c)1.6
Underemployment rate %
Trend
May 09
7.7
(c)0.5
(c)1.8
Labour force underutilisation rate(f) %
Trend
May 09
13.4
(c)1.1
(c)3.4
Annual extended labour force underutilisation rate(d) %
Original
Aug 08
10.8
. .
(c)-0.4
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 %
Trend
May 09
76.7
(c)0.2
(c)0.1
Total %
Trend
May 09
65.5
(c)0.1
(c)0.0
Actual hours worked
Aggregate weekly hours mill. hours
Original
May 09
363.5
-1.3
-2.1
Average weekly hours - Persons hours
Original
May 09
33.7
-1.4
-2.5
Average weekly hours - Full-time hours
Original
May 09
40.9
-0.5
-1.9
Average weekly hours - Part-time hours
Original
May 09
16.6
-1.8
-1.9
Part-time workers
Proportion who preferred to work more hours %
Original
May 09
26.6
(c)-0.5
(c)4.2
Wage price index
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses index no.
Trend
Mar qtr 2009
122.4
0.7
4.1
Average weekly earnings
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings $
Trend
Feb 09
1 183.10
1.5
5.9
All employees total earnings $
Trend
Feb 09
918.50
1.0
4.2
Industrial disputes
Working days lost '000
Original
Mar qtr 2009
11.6
-62.7
-72.9
Working days lost per 1,000 employees number
Original
Mar qtr 2009
1.2
-63.6
-73.3
Job vacancies(h)
Australia '000
Trend
May 2008
183.6
1.1
9.0

. . not applicable
(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 May 2008 issue of Job Vacancies, Australia (cat. no. 6354.0) was the final issue for 2007-08. The survey will 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



WAGE PRICE INDEX: TREND SERIES
Total houly rates of pay excluding bonuses, Quarterly change
Graph: Total houly 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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