6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Aug 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/09/2009   
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UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE TREND ESTIMATES


MALES

The trend estimate of underemployment rate for males fell from 5.6% in August 2001 to 5.2% in August 2002. The trend rate then rose to 5.4% in May 2003, before generally falling to 4.2% in May 2008. The trend rate has since risen sharply to stand at 6.4% in August 2009.

Graph: MALES


FEMALES

The trend estimate of underemployment rate for females generally rose from 9.3% in August 2001 to 9.7% in February 2004. The trend rate then generally fell to 7.8% in May 2008. The trend has since risen sharply to stand at 9.7% in August 2009.

Graph: FEMALES


PERSONS

The trend estimate of underemployment rate for persons generally fell from 7.3% in August 2001 to 7.0% in August 2002. The trend rate rose to 7.3% in May 2003, before generally falling to 5.9% in May 2008. The trend rate has since risen sharply to stand at 7.9% in August 2009.

Graph: PERSONS