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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Aug 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/09/2008   
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UNEMPLOYMENT RATE TREND ESTIMATES


UNEMPLOYMENT RATE


NEW SOUTH WALES

The trend estimate of the unemployment rate for New South Wales generally fell from 7.1% in August 1998 to 5.2% in August 2000. After rising to 6.3% in October 2001, the trend rate has generally fallen to stand at 4.8% in August 2008.

Graph: Unemployment rate NSW


VICTORIA

The trend estimate of the unemployment rate for Victoria generally fell from 7.8% in August 1998 to 5.8% in October 2000. The trend then rose to 6.6% in November 2001, before generally falling to stand at 4.5% in August 2008.

Graph: Unemployment rate Vic


QUEENSLAND

The trend estimate of the unemployment rate for Queensland fell from 8.6% in August 1998 to 7.3% in July 2000. After rising to 8.6% in April 2001, the trend rate has generally fallen to stand at 3.6% in August 2008.

Graph: Unemployment rate Qld


SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The trend estimate of the unemployment rate for South Australia fell from 9.8% in August 1998 to 7.1% in January 2001. Apart from a small rise to 7.5% in June 2001, the trend has generally fallen to stand at 4.6% in August 2008.

Graph: Unemployment rate SA


WESTERN AUSTRALIA

The trend estimate of the unemployment rate for Western Australia generally fell from 6.8% in August 1998 to 5.8% in August 2000. The trend then rose sharply to 7.5% in June 2001, before generally falling to stand at 3.1% in August 2008.

Graph: Unemployment rate WA


TASMANIA

The trend estimate of the unemployment rate for Tasmania generally fell from 10.2% in August 1998 to 8.6% in September 1999. The trend then remained relatively steady, standing at 8.9% in February 2003. Apart from a rise in late 2005, the trend rate has generally fallen to stand at 4.1% in August 2008.

Graph: Unemployment rate Tas


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