Australian Bureau of Statistics
6222.0 - Job Search Experience of Unemployed Persons, Australia, Jul 2001
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/03/2002
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Active steps taken to find work
All difficulties in finding work
All difficulties in finding work experienced during the current period of unemployment.
Mean duration (of current period of unemployment)
The duration obtained by dividing the aggregate number of weeks a group has been unemployed by the number of persons in that group.
Bachelor degree or above
Bachelor degree or above includes qualifications at the Post graduate degree level, Master degree level, Graduate diploma and Graduate certificate level and Bachelor degree level.
Centrelink is a statutory authority responsible for delivering a range of Commonwealth Government services, including the registration of persons for job search assistance and income support.
Prior to April 1998, the Commonwealth Employment Service (CES) provided a job placement service for jobseekers and managed labour market programs. It also provided the contact point for eligible jobseekers to register for income support.
Duration of current period of unemployment
The elapsed period to the end of the reference week since a person began looking for work, or since a person last worked for two weeks or more, whichever is the shorter. Brief periods of work (of less than two weeks) since the person began looking for work are disregarded.
Unemployed persons who were employees in their last job and who ceased that job in the last two years.
Between States and Territories.
Within the State or Territory.
Unemployed persons who have worked for two weeks or more in the past two years and left that job voluntarily, for example, because of unsatisfactory work arrangements/pay/hours; the job was a holiday job or they left the job to return to studies; or their last job was running their own business and they closed down or sold that business for reasons other than financial difficulties.
Unemployed persons who have worked for two weeks or more in the past two years and left that job involuntarily, that is, were laid off or retrenched from that job; left that job because of their own ill-health or injury; the job was seasonal or temporary; or their last job was running their own business and the business closed down because of financial difficulties.
Job Network is a national network of private, community and government organisations on contract to the government to provide employment placement services to the community. Jobseekers, who are registered with Centrelink for job search assistance are able to contact any Job Network provider in their area to receive this service.
Level of highest educational attainment
Level of highest educational attainment identifies the highest achievement a person has attained in any area of study. It is not a measurement of the relative importance of different fields of study but a ranking of qualifications and other educational attainments regardless of the particular area of study or the type of institution in which the study was undertaken. For further details on how highest educational attainment is determined, see Education and Work, Australia (Cat. no. 6227.0).
Looking for full-time work
Unemployed persons who:
Looking for part-time work
Unemployed persons who:
Main difficulty in finding work
The main difficulty experienced during the current period of unemployment.
Main English-speaking countries
Comprises the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, South Africa, the United States of America and New Zealand.
Median duration of current period of unemployment
The duration which divides unemployed persons into two equal size groups, one comprising persons whose duration of unemployment is above the median, and the other, persons whose duration is below it.
Number of offers of employment
The number of separate offers of employment received during the current period of unemployment.
Spells of looking for work
The number of times in the previous 12 months that a person has been both out of work and looking for work at the same time.
Persons who were stood down
Persons who have been stood down without pay for less than 4 weeks for reasons other than bad weather or plant breakdown.
Time spent looking for work
The total number of weeks a person has been both out of work and looking for work at the same time. Excludes the time a person spent looking for work while on holiday from a job and any week in which the person did any work at all.
Persons aged 15 years and over who were not employed during the reference week, and:
Usual gross weekly pay
The amount of usual weekly pay before taxation and other deductions have been made.
Year 12 or below
Year 12 or below is participation in pre-primary, primary or secondary level education, regardless of the institution or location where the study is or was undertaken. It therefore includes such study undertaken in a TAFE or other institution.
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