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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Sep 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/10/2008   
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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 373,600 in September 1998 to 287,800 in July 2000, before increasing to 327,600 in October 2001. The trend has since generally fallen to stand at 185,400 in September 2008.

Graph: Males looking for full-time work


MALES AGED 15-19 YEARS

The trend estimate of males aged 15 to 19 years looking for full-time work fell from 50,100 in September 1998 to 34,100 in July 2000 before rising to 44,100 in September 2001. The trend then fell to 35,000 in August 2002 and generally remained steady until April 2006, before falling to stand at 28,300 in September 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 323,400 in September 1998 to 253,700 in June 2000. The trend then rose to 283,800 in October 2001, before generally falling to stand at 157,100 in September 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 202,300 in September 1998 to 152,500 in September 2000. The trend then rose to 187,300 in October 2001, before falling to 128,800 in February 2008. The trend has since increased to stand at 139,300 in September 2008.

Graph: Females looking for full-time work


FEMALES AGED 15-19 YEARS

The trend estimate of females aged 15 to 19 years looking for full-time work fell from 33,100 in September 1998 to 24,000 in October 2000, before rising to 30,900 in September 2001. Although fluctuating, the trend fell to 22,400 in July 2007, before rising to stand at 24,900 in September 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 169,200 in September 1998 to 128,200 in September 2000, before rising to 156,900 in November 2001. After rising to 152,200 in June 2003, the trend then fell to 105,100 in February 2008 . The trend has since increased to stand at 114,300 in September 2008.

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


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