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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Dec 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/01/2013   
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The trend estimate of unemployed males generally fell from 344,100 in December 2002 to 235,600 in June 2007. The trend then rose to 383,400 in June 2009, before falling to 305,700 in March 2011. The trend then generally rose to 359,300 in December 2012.

Graph: Males


The trend estimate of unemployed females generally fell from 271,500 in December 2002 to 228,800 in February 2008. The trend then rose to 292,000 in September 2009, before falling to 283,000 in February 2010. The trend has since risen to 297,600 in May 2012 before falling to 294,500 in December 2012.

Graph: Females


The trend estimate of unemployed persons generally fell from 615,600 in December 2002 to 468,300 in March 2008. The trend then rose to 674,700 in June 2009 before falling to 592,900 in March 2011. The trend has since generally risen to 653,800 in December 2012.

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