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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Dec 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/01/2013   
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AGGREGATE MONTHLY HOURS WORKED TREND ESTIMATES


FULL TIME

The trend estimate of aggregate monthly hours worked by full time workers generally rose from 1,177 million hours in December 2002 to 1,350 million hours in August 2008. The trend then fell to 1,309 million hours in July 2009, before rising to 1,383 million hours in September 2011. The trend has since fallen to 1,378 million hours in December 2011 before generally rising to 1,382 million hours in December 2012.

Graph: Full time


PART TIME

The trend estimate of aggregate monthly hours worked by part time workers rose from 186 million hours in December 2002 to 188 million hours in March 2003. The trend then fell to 186 million hours in August 2003 before generally rising to 241 million hours in December 2012.

Graph: Part time


TOTAL

The trend total aggregate monthly hours worked followed a similar pattern to that of full time workers. It generally rose from 1,363 million hours in December 2002 to 1,567 million hours in August 2008 before falling to 1,534 million hours in June 2009. The trend has since risen to 1,623 million hours in December 2012.



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