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6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, Oct 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/10/2010   
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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 10
11 258.2
0.6
2.9
Full-time '000
Trend
Aug 10
7 904.8
0.7
2.9
Part-time '000
Trend
Aug 10
3 353.3
0.5
3.0
Part-time employment as a proportion of total employment %
Trend
Aug 10
29.8
(c)0.0
(c)0.0
Employment to population ratio
Persons %
Trend
Aug 10
62.0
(c)0.1
(c)0.4
Males %
Trend
Aug 10
68.7
(c)0.1
(c)0.8
Females %
Trend
Aug 10
55.5
(c)0.1
(c)0.1
Unemployed
Persons '000
Trend
Aug 10
612.6
-1.1
-8.9
Looking for full-time work '000
Trend
Aug 10
434.4
-2.0
-13.9
Looking for part-time work '000
Trend
Aug 10
178.2
1.4
5.9
Unemployment rate
Persons %
Trend
Aug 10
5.2
(c)-0.1
(c)-0.6
Long-term unemployment
Persons '000
Trend
Aug 10
113.4
1.4
10.4
As a proportion of total unemployment %
Trend
Aug 10
18.5
(c)0.5
(c)3.2
Long-term unemployment rate %
Trend
Aug 10
1.0
(c)0.0
(c)0.1
Quarterly labour underutilisation rates
Unemployment rate(d) %
Trend
Aug 10
5.2
(c)-0.1
(c)-0.6
Underemployment rate %
Trend
Aug 10
7.2
(c)-0.1
(c)-0.5
Labour force underutilisation rate %
Trend
Aug 10
12.3
(c)-0.2
(c)-1.1
Children living without an employed parent(e) %
Original
Jun 09
15.1
(c)0.0
(c)2.6
Labour force participation rate
Persons aged 15-64 years %
Trend
Aug 10
76.3
(c)0.1
(c)0.1
Total %
Trend
Aug 10
65.4
(c)0.1
(c)0.0
Aggregate monthly hours worked
Persons mill. hours
Trend
Aug 10
1 589.7
1.0
3.4
Actual hours worked
Average weekly hours - Persons hours
Original
Aug 10
34.0
-0.7
1.1
Average weekly hours - Full-time hours
Original
Aug 10
41.2
-0.8
1.1
Average weekly hours - Part-time hours
Original
Aug 10
17.0
-0.1
0.4
Part-time workers
Proportion who preferred to work more hours %
Original
Aug 10
24.8
(c)0.3
(c)-1.5
Wage price index
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses index no.
Trend
Jun qtr 2010
104.3
0.8
3.0
Average weekly earnings
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings $
Trend
May 10
1 256.30
1.2
5.6
All employees total earnings $
Trend
May 10
982.80
1.4
6.2
Industrial disputes
Working days lost '000
Original
Jun qtr 2010
24.0
-16.7
-49.3
Working days lost per 1,000 employees number
Original
Jun qtr 2010
2.5
-17.5
-50.5
Job vacancies(f)
Australia '000
Original
Aug 10
181.4
10.1
na

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 trend and seasonally adjusted labour force estimates, unemployment estimates and unemployment rates are compiled using data collected in the quarter months and may differ slightly from the official monthly trend and seasonally adjusted estimates and rates published in Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) and presented in sections 1 and 3 of this publication.
(e) As a proportion of all children aged under 15 years. See the Explanatory Notes for information on family data.
(f) As a result of the Job Vacancy Survey being suspended, no original estimates were produced for five quarters between August 2008 and August 2009 inclusive.



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 rate
Graph: labour force underutilisation rate



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



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