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6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, Oct 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/10/2009   
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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
Aug 09
10 770.2
-0.1
-0.2
Full-time '000
Trend
Aug 09
7 573.4
-0.6
-2.3
Part-time '000
Trend
Aug 09
3 196.8
1.2
4.9
Part-time employment as a proportion of total employment %
Trend
Aug 09
29.7
(c)0.4
(c)1.5
Employment to population ratio
Males %
Trend
Aug 09
71.6
(c)-0.5
(c)-2.1
Females %
Trend
Aug 09
77.3
(c)-0.4
(c)-2.9
Persons %
Trend
Aug 09
66.0
(c)-0.7
(c)-1.1
Unemployed
Persons '000
Trend
Aug 09
668.7
2.7
39.6
Looking for full-time work '000
Trend
Aug 09
499.4
4.0
52.4
Looking for part-time work '000
Trend
Aug 09
169.4
-1.2
11.9
Unemployment rate
Persons %
Trend
Aug 09
5.8
(c)0.1
(c)1.6
Long-term unemployment
Persons '000
Trend
Aug 09
102.4
12.2
47.3
As a proportion of total unemployment %
Trend
Aug 09
15.3
(c)1.3
(c)0.8
Long-term unemployment rate %
Trend
Aug 09
0.9
(c)0.1
(c)0.3
Quarterly labour underutilisation rates(d)
Unemployment rate(e) %
Trend
Aug 09
5.8
(c)0.1
(c)1.6
Underemployment rate %
Trend
Aug 09
7.9
(c)0.3
(c)1.8
Labour force underutilisation rate(f) %
Trend
Aug 09
13.9
(c)0.6
(c)3.6
Children living without an employed parent(g) %
Original
Jun 08
15.7
(c)2.3
(c)2.6
Labour force participation rate
Persons aged 15-64 years %
Trend
Aug 09
76.2
(c)-0.3
(c)-0.3
Total %
Trend
Aug 09
65.2
(c)-0.2
(c)-0.2
Actual hours worked
Aggregate weekly hours mill. hours
Original
Aug 09
360.0
-1.0
-2.6
Average weekly hours - Persons hours
Original
Aug 09
33.6
-0.2
-2.3
Average weekly hours - Full-time hours
Original
Aug 09
41.8
2.1
1.2
Average weekly hours - Part-time hours
Original
Aug 09
17.0
2.1
-0.6
Part-time workers
Proportion who preferred to work more hours %
Original
Aug 09
26.3
(c)-0.3
(c)4.7
Wage price index
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses index no.
Trend
Jun qtr 2009
123.4
-
3.9
Average weekly earnings
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings $
Trend
May 09
1 197.50
1.3
5.9
All employees total earnings $
Trend
May 09
923.40
0.7
3.7
Industrial disputes
Working days lost '000
Original
Jun qtr 2009
47.3
307.8
-45.3
Working days lost per 1,000 employees number
Original
Jun qtr 2009
5.0
316.7
-45.1
Job vacancies(h)
Australia '000
Trend
May 2008
183.6
-
9.0

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(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 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 will be reinstated in November 2009.



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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