6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Apr 2009 Quality Declaration 
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PRINCIPAL LABOUR FORCE SERIES TREND ESTIMATES


EMPLOYED PERSONS

The trend estimate of employed persons rose from 8,714,600 in April 1999 to 9,057,300 in September 2000. The trend then fell slightly to 9,038,000 in January 2001, before generally rising to 10,806,600 in November 2008 before falling to 10,790,600 in April 2009.

Graph: Employed persons


UNEMPLOYED PERSONS

The trend estimate of unemployed persons fell from 658,100 in April 1999 to 583,000 in September 2000, before rising to 682,200 in October 2001. The trend generally fell to 458,800 in March 2008, before rising to stand at 630,800 in April 2009.

Graph: Unemployed persons


UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

The trend unemployment rate generally fell from 7.0% in April 1999 to 6.0% in September 2000, before rising to 7.0% in October 2001. The trend generally fell to 4.1% in March 2008, before rising to stand at 5.5% in April 2009.

Graph: Unemployment rate