6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, May 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/06/2011   
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UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE TREND ESTIMATES


MALES

The trend estimate of the underemployment rate for males fell from 5.6% in May 2001 to 5.2% in August 2002 before rising to 5.4% in May 2003. The trend then generally fell to 4.3% in May 2008 before rising to 6.3% in August 2009. The trend has since fallen to 5.3% in May 2011.

Graph: MALES


FEMALES

The trend estimate of the underemployment rate for females rose from 9.1% in May 2001 to 9.6% in February 2002. The trend then fell to 9.3% in August 2002 before rising to 9.7% in February 2004. The trend then fell to 7.8% in May 2008 before rising to 9.8% in November 2009. The trend has since fallen to 9.0% in May 2011.

Graph: FEMALES


PERSONS

The trend estimate of the underemployment rate for persons rose from 7.1% in May 2001 to 7.4% in November 2001. The trend then fell to 7.0% in August 2002 before rising to 7.3% in May 2003. The trend then fell to 5.9% in May 2008 before rising to 7.9% in August 2009. The trend has since fallen to 7.0% in May 2011.

Graph: PERSONS