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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Mar 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/04/2008   
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UNEMPLOYED PERSONS TREND ESTIMATES


UNEMPLOYED MALES LOOKING FOR FULL-TIME WORK


TOTAL

The trend estimate of males looking for full-time work generally decreased from 371,900 in March 1998 to 287,800 in July 2000, before increasing to 327,500 in October 2001. The trend has since generally fallen to stand at 178,200 in March 2008.

Graph: Unemployed males looking for full-time work (trend)


MALES AGED 15-19 YEARS

The trend estimate of males aged 15 to 19 years looking for full-time work rose from 47,400 in March 1998 to 51,600 in July 1998 before falling to 34,100 in July 2000. After rising to 44,100 in September 2001, the trend fell to 35,000 in August 2002. The trend remained steady until April 2006, before falling to stand at 28,300 in March 2008.

Graph: Unemployed males (aged 15-19) looking for full-time work (trend)


MALES AGED 20 YEARS AND OVER

The trend estimate of males aged 20 years and over looking for full-time work generally fell from 324,500 in March 1998 to 253,700 in June 2000. The trend then rose to 283,800 in October 2001, before generally falling to stand at 149,900 in March 2008.

Graph: Unemployed males (aged 20 & over) looking for full-time work (trend)


UNEMPLOYED FEMALES LOOKING FOR FULL-TIME WORK


TOTAL

The trend estimate for females looking for full-time work generally fell from 210,600 in March 1998 to 152,500 in September 2000. The trend then rose to 187,300 in October 2001, before generally falling to stand at 125,400 in March 2008.

Graph: Unemployed females looking for full-time work (trend)


FEMALES AGED 15-19 YEARS

The trend estimate of females aged 15 to 19 years looking for full-time work fell from 38,000 in March 1998 to 24,000 in October 2000, before rising to 30,900 in September 2001. The trend has since generally fallen to stand at 22,300 in March 2008.

Graph: Unemployed females (aged 15-19) looking for full-time work (trend)


FEMALES AGED 20 YEARS AND OVER

The trend estimate of females aged 20 years and over looking for full-time work generally fell from 172,600 in March 1998 to 128,200 in September 2000, before rising to 156,900 in November 2001. After falling to 143,200 in May 2002 and rising to 152,200 in June 2003, the trend has fallen to stand at 103,100 in March 2008.

Graph: Unemployed females (aged 20 & over) looking for full-time work (trend)


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