Australian Bureau of Statistics
6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Dec 2008 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/01/2009
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PARTICIPATION RATE TREND SERIES
The trend estimate of the female participation rate generally rose from 53.8% in December 1998 to 56.1% in March 2003. After falling to 55.4% in February 2004, the trend then rose to 58.3% in June 2008 before falling to stand at 58.1% in December 2008.
The trend estimate of the participation rate fell from 63.1% in December 1998 to 62.8% in May 1999. The trend, although fluctuating, generally rose to 65.3% in April 2008. The trend has since fallen to stand at 65.0% in December 2008.
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