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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Nov 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/12/2009   
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LABOUR FORCE UNDERUTILISATION RATE TREND ESTIMATES


MALES

The trend estimate of the labour force underutilisation rate for males generally fell from 12.8% in November 2001 to 8.0% in May 2008. The trend has since generally risen to 12.2% in November 2009.

Graph: Underutilisation rate for males


FEMALES

The trend estimate of the labour force underutilisation rate for females generally fell from 16.1% in November 2001 to 15.4% in August 2002. The trend rate then remained steady to February 2004, before generally falling to 12.3% in May 2008. The trend rate has since risen to 15.4% in November 2009.

Graph: Underutilisation rate for females


PERSONS

The trend estimate of the labour force underutilisation rate generally fell from 14.2% in November 2001 to 10.0% in May 2008. The trend rate has since risen to 13.6% in November 2009.

Graph: Underutilisation rate


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