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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Nov 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/12/2006   
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PRINCIPAL LABOUR FORCE SERIES TREND ESTIMATES


EMPLOYED PERSONS

The trend estimate of employed persons rose from 8,397,800 in November 1996 to 9,056,300 in September 2000. The trend then fell slightly to 9,037,700 in January 2001, before generally rising to stand at a high of 10,289,400 in November 2006.

Graph: Employed persons



UNEMPLOYED PERSONS

The trend estimate of unemployed persons generally fell from 766,800 in November 1996 to 583,800 in September 2000, before rising to 685,900 in October 2001. Since then, the trend has fallen to stand at 500,500 in November 2006.

Graph: Unemployed persons



UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

The trend unemployment rate generally fell from 8.4% in November 1996 to 6.1% in September 2000. After rising to 7.0% in October 2001, the trend has fallen to stand at 4.6% in November 2006.

Graph: Unemployment rate

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