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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Mar 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/04/2008   
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PRINCIPAL LABOUR FORCE SERIES TREND ESTIMATES


EMPLOYED PERSONS

The trend estimate of employed persons rose from 8,559,500 in March 1998 to 9,056,500 in September 2000. The trend then fell slightly to 9,037,500 in December 2000, before generally rising to stand at a high of 10,677,000 in March 2008.

Graph: Employed persons


UNEMPLOYED PERSONS

The trend estimate of unemployed persons generally fell from 723,800 in March 1998 to 582,800 in September 2000, before rising to 681,000 in October 2001. The trend has since generally fallen to stand at 449,400 in March 2008.

Graph: Unemployed persons


UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

The trend unemployment rate generally fell from 7.8% in March 1998 to 6.0% in September 2000. After rising to 7.0% in October 2001, the trend has generally fallen to stand at 4.0% in March 2008.

Graph: Unemployment rate


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