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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jan 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/02/2009   
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PRINCIPAL LABOUR FORCE SERIES TREND ESTIMATES


EMPLOYED PERSONS

The trend estimate of employed persons rose from 8,688,600 in January 1999 to 9,056,500 in September 2000. The trend then fell slightly to 9,037,700 in December 2000, before generally rising to stand at 10,745,400 in January 2009.

Graph: Employed persons


UNEMPLOYED PERSONS

The trend estimate of unemployed persons fell from 686,100 in January 1999 to 583,000 in September 2000, before rising to stand at 681,200 in October 2001. The trend generally fell to 457,800 in February 2008, before rising to stand at 521,200 in January 2009.

Graph: Unemployed persons


UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

The trend unemployment rate generally fell from 7.3% in January 1999 to 6.0% in September 2000, before rising to 7.0% in October 2001. The trend generally fell to 4.1% in February 2008, before rising to stand at 4.6% in January 2009.

Graph: Unemployment rate


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