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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jun 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/07/2007   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

May 2007
Jun 2007
May 07 to Jun 07
Jun 06 to Jun 07

Trend
Employed persons ('000)
10 438.0
10 454.5
16.5
2.7
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
472.7
468.5
-4.3
-8.2
%
Unemployment rate (%)
4.3
4.3
0.0
pts
-0.5
pts
Participation rate (%)
64.9
64.9
0.0
pts
0.3
pts
Seasonally Adjusted
Employed persons ('000)
10 457.2
10 459.8
2.5
2.8
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
463.9
472.0
8.1
-8.2
%
Unemployment rate (%)
4.2
4.3
0.1
pts
-0.5
pts
Participation rate (%)
65.0
64.9
0.0
pts
0.3
pts

Employed Persons
Graph: Employed Persons

Unemployment rate
Graph: Unemployment rate



JUNE KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)

  • EMPLOYMENT increased to 10,454,500
  • UNEMPLOYMENT decreased to 468,500
  • UNEMPLOYMENT RATE remained at 4.3%
  • PARTICIPATION RATE remained at 64.9%


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)

EMPLOYMENT
  • increased by 2,500 to 10,459,800. Full-time employment decreased by 34,300 to 7,495,400 and part-time employment increased by 36,900 to 2,964,400.


UNEMPLOYMENT
  • increased by 8,100 to 472,000. The number of persons looking for full-time work increased by 4,400 to 330,600 and the number of persons looking for part-time work increased by 3,800 to 141,400.


UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
  • increased by 0.1 percentage point to 4.3%. The male unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage point but the rounded estimate remained at 3.9%, and the female unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage point to 4.8%.


PARTICIPATION RATE
  • decreased to 64.9%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2007 9 August 2007
August 2007 6 September 2007
September 2007 11 October 2007
October 2007 8 November 2007
November 2007 13 December 2007
December 2007 17 January 2008


ROUNDING

Estimates of monthly change shown on the front cover have been calculated using unrounded estimates, and may be different from, but are more accurate than, movements obtained from the rounded estimates. The graphs on the front cover also depict unrounded estimates.


SAMPLING ERRORS

The estimates in this publication are based on a sample survey. Because the entire population is not enumerated, the published estimates and the movements derived from them are subject to sampling variability. Standard errors give a measure of this variability and appear on pages 28 and 29.


The 95% confidence intervals below provide another way of looking at the variability inherent in estimates from sample surveys. The interval bounded by the two limits is the 95% confidence interval. A 95% confidence interval has a 95% chance of including the true value of the estimate.

Movements in seasonally adjusted series between May and June 2007

Monthly change
95% Confidence interval

Total Employment
2 500
-44 300
to
49 300
Total Unemployment
8 100
-16 100
to
32 300
Unemployment rate
0.1 pts
-0.1 pts
to
0.3 pts
Participation rate
0.0 pts
-0.2 pts
to
0.2 pts



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Bjorn Jarvis on Canberra (02) 6252 6525.

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