Australian Bureau of Statistics
6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Dec 2007 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/01/2008
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UNEMPLOYED PERSONS TREND ESTIMATES
MALES LOOKING FOR FULL-TIME WORK
The trend estimate of males looking for full-time work decreased from 376,100 in December 1997 to 287,800 in July 2000. The trend then rose to 327,600 in October 2001, before generally falling to 179,400 in August 2007. The trend has since risen to stand at 190,300 in December 2007.
MALES LOOKING FOR PART-TIME WORK
The trend estimate of unemployed males looking for part-time work rose from 55,900 in December 1997 to 65,500 in July 2001. Since then, apart from some fluctuations, the trend fell to 49,900 in March 2007, before rising to stand at 59,200 in December 2007.
The trend estimate of unemployed females fell from 306,000 in December 1997 to 239,700 in September 2000, before rising to 289,600 in October 2001. Since then, the trend estimate has generally fallen to stand at 233,600 in December 2007.
FEMALES LOOKING FOR FULL-TIME WORK
The trend estimate of females looking for full-time work fell from 212,600 in December 1997 to 152,600 in September 2000. The trend estimate then rose to 187,400 in October 2001, before generally falling to stand at 132,100 in December 2007.
FEMALES LOOKING FOR PART-TIME WORK
The trend estimate of unemployed females looking for part-time work has fluctuated over the last 10 years, from 93,400 in December 1997 to a high of 109,300 in April 2001. The trend estimate now stands at 101,500 in December 2007.
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