6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Oct 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/11/2012   
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LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT RATIO TREND ESTIMATES


MALES

The trend estimate of the long-term unemployment rate for males generally fell from 25.0% in October 2002 to 13.0% in February 2009. The trend then rose to 21.5% in November 2010 before falling to 18.7% in September 2011. The trend has since generally risen to 20.0% in October 2012.

Graph: Males


FEMALES

The trend estimate of the long-term unemployment rate for females generally fell from 17.6% in October 2002 to 12.9% in March 2009, before generally rising to 19.1% in July 2011. The trend has since generally fallen to 17.0% in October 2012.

Graph: Females


PERSONS

The trend estimate of the long-term unemployment rate for persons generally fell from 21.7% in October 2002 to 13.0% in February 2009 before generally rising to 19.6% in May 2011. The trend has since generally fallen to 18.7% in October 2012.

Graph: Persons

For further information about the long-term unemployment ratio, refer to the ABS monthly publication Labour Force, Australia, Detailed (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001) due for release on 15 November.