6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Nov 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/12/2009   
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AGGREGATE MONTHLY HOURS WORKED TREND ESTIMATES


MALES

The trend estimate of aggregate hours worked by males generally fell from 849 million in November 1999 to 828 million in April 2001 before rising to 959 million in July 2008. From its peak in July 2008, the trend then fell to 928 million in June 2009 before increasing to 938 million in November 2009.

Graph: Aggregate hours worked by males


FEMALES

The trend estimate of aggregate hours worked by females generally rose from 476 million in November 1999 to 593 million in July 2008. The trend then fell to 587 million in July 2009 before rising slightly to 590 million in November 2009.

Graph: Aggregate hours worked by females


PERSONS

The trend estimate of aggregate hours worked generally fell from 1,325 million in November 1999 to 1,315 million in November 2001. The trend then rose to 1,552 million in July 2008. From its peak in July 2008, the trend then fell to 1,515 million in June 2009 before increasing to 1,528 million in November 2009.

Graph: Aggregate hours worked