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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/12/2006   
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The unemployment rate is defined as the number of unemployed persons expressed as a percentage of those in the labour force (total employed and unemployed).

In 2005-06, the annual average unemployment rate for all persons in Tasmania was 6.5%, an increase from the 2004-05 figure of 6.1%. In 2005-06, the male unemployment rate was 6.7% and the female unemployment rate was 6.1%.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, Tasmania: Annual average(a)
Males
Females
Persons
Year
%
%
%

2001-02
10.0
7.6
8.9
2002-03
9.5
7.9
8.8
2003-04
7.6
6.1
6.9
2004-05
6.3
5.7
6.1
2005-06
6.7
6.1
6.5

(a) Averages calculated on monthly original estimates.
Source: Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, Monthly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001).



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