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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, May 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/06/2010   
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UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE TREND ESTIMATES


MALES

The trend estimate of the underemployment rate for males generally rose from 4.9% in May 2000 to 5.6% in November 2001 before falling to 4.2% in May 2008. The trend then rose to 6.3% in August 2009 before falling to 5.4% in May 2010.

Graph: Underemployment rate for males


FEMALES

The trend estimate of the underemployment rate for females fell from 8.7% in May 2000 to 8.5% in February 2001. The trend then generally rose to 9.7% in May 2004 before falling to 7.8% in May 2008. The trend then rose to 9.7% in November 2009 before falling to 9.3% in May 2010.

Graph: Underemployment rate for females


PERSONS

The trend estimate of the underemployment rate for persons rose from 6.6% in May 2000 to 7.4% in November 2001. The trend then generally fell to 5.9% in May 2008 before rising to 7.8% in August 2009. The trend has since fallen to 7.2% in May 2010.

Graph: Underemployment rate


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