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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Feb 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/03/2008   
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PRINCIPAL LABOUR FORCE SERIES TREND ESTIMATES


EMPLOYED PERSONS

The trend estimate of employed persons rose from 8,542,800 in February 1998 to 9,056,400 in September 2000. The trend then fell slightly to 9,037,500 in December 2000, before generally rising to stand at a high of 10,649,700 in February 2008.

Graph: Employed persons



UNEMPLOYED PERSONS

The trend estimate of unemployed persons generally fell from 727,000 in February 1998 to 582,900 in September 2000, before rising to 681,100 in October 2001. The trend has since generally fallen to stand at 456,000 in February 2008.

Graph: Unemployed persons



UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

The trend unemployment rate generally fell from 7.8% in February 1998 to 6.0% in September 2000. After rising to 7.0% in October 2001, the trend has generally fallen to stand at 4.1% in February 2008.

Graph: Unemployment rate

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