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LABOUR FORCE

Employed Persons

Period
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
Australian Capital Territory
Australia

Annual average ('000)

2004-05
3 207.5
2 449.8
1 939.7
729.1
1 010.6
215.9
95.0
178.7
9 826.4
2005-06
3 261.4
2 490.7
2 006.9
743.5
1 059.7
222.8
97.9
181.4
10 064.3
2006-07
3 319.3
2 558.5
2 099.3
755.8
1 086.0
224.5
103.0
188.1
10 334.6

Monthly - Seasonally Adjusted ('000)

2007-2008
August
3 358.3
2 604.7
2 136.2
767.2
1 118.1
227.4
na
na
10 501.1
September
3 372.2
2 609.4
2 147.9
765.9
1 116.1
229.2
na
na
10 533.3
October
3 376.2
2 613.7
2 149.1
768.1
1 117.2
228.2
na
na
10 543.7
November
3 384.0
2 625.0
2 157.6
772.4
1 114.0
230.0
na
na
10 586.8
December
3 391.0
2 637.4
2 157.4
774.5
1 124.3
229.6
na
na
10 606.2
January
3 402.9
2 646.2
2 150.5
771.8
1 133.2
230.8
na
na
10 633.5
February
3 425.0
2 643.4
2 164.7
777.5
1 133.0
230.4
na
na
10 670.6
March
3 438.4
2 623.3
2 167.4
778.0
1 130.5
228.1
na
na
10 671.8
April
3 434.6
2 635.8
2 174.2
778.5
1 130.5
234.6
na
na
10 709.4
May
3 419.6
2 644.0
2 182.9
775.1
1 130.4
236.2
na
na
10 685.8
June
3 429.0
2 638.9
2 182.5
779.7
1 139.2
236.0
na
na
10 706.3
2008-2009
July
3 410.9
2 636.5
2 199.3
783.8
1 153.3
235.8
na
na
10 723.8
August
3 395.4
2 644.8
2 213.8
780.7
1 168.4
242.4
na
na
10 737.3
September
3 403.8
2 638.4
2 202.8
785.3
1 163.2
241.1
na
na
10 734.0
October
3 403.6
2 646.6
2 215.0
783.5
1 176.0
241.9
na
na
10 768.3

Monthly - Trend ('000)

2007-2008
August
3 362.3
2 604.1
2 138.7
763.6
1 114.4
227.7
107.7
188.1
10 503.6
September
3 368.5
2 610.9
2 143.6
766.4
1 116.4
228.4
108.2
188.1
10 527.3
October
3 375.6
2 619.1
2 148.5
768.9
1 118.5
229.0
108.4
188.2
10 553.2
November
3 385.2
2 626.9
2 152.6
771.3
1 121.1
229.4
108.5
188.4
10 581.4
December
3 397.1
2 633.0
2 156.0
773.4
1 124.2
229.6
108.7
188.9
10 610.1
January
3 409.2
2 636.8
2 159.1
774.8
1 127.0
230.0
108.9
189.7
10 636.4
February
3 420.2
2 638.4
2 162.4
775.9
1 129.0
230.6
109.3
190.6
10 659.0
March
3 427.9
2 638.3
2 167.3
776.8
1 130.5
231.5
109.7
191.4
10 677.2
April
3 430.3
2 637.6
2 173.9
777.7
1 132.7
232.9
110.1
191.8
10 690.9
May
3 427.1
2 637.5
2 181.6
778.7
1 136.8
234.6
110.5
192.0
10 701.3
June
3 420.3
2 638.5
2 189.5
779.9
1 143.2
236.5
110.9
191.9
10 710.9
2008-2009
July
3 413.0
2 640.1
2 196.8
781.1
1 151.4
238.2
111.3
191.8
10 721.3
August
3 407.0
2 641.5
2 203.5
782.4
1 159.6
239.8
111.7
191.8
10 732.8
September
3 402.2
2 642.8
2 209.3
783.5
1 167.1
241.1
112.1
191.9
10 743.9
October
3 399.1
2 643.1
2 213.7
784.4
1 173.3
242.0
112.3
192.0
10 752.8

Percentage change from previous month - Trend

2007-2008
May
-0.1
0.0
0.4
0.1
0.4
0.7
0.4
0.1
0.1
June
-0.2
0.0
0.4
0.2
0.6
0.8
0.4
0.0
0.1
2008-2009
July
-0.2
0.1
0.3
0.2
0.7
0.7
0.4
0.0
0.1
August
-0.2
0.1
0.3
0.2
0.7
0.7
0.3
0.0
0.1
September
-0.1
0.0
0.3
0.1
0.6
0.6
0.3
0.1
0.1
October
-0.1
0.0
0.2
0.1
0.5
0.3
0.2
0.0
0.1

na not available
Source: Labour Force, Australia, (cat. no. 6202.0)

Unemployment Rate, Persons

Period
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
Australian Capital Territory
Australia

Annual average (per cent)

2004-05
5.2
5.5
4.9
5.6
4.7
6.2
5.7
3.5
5.2
2005-06
5.2
5.2
4.8
4.9
4.0
6.6
5.5
3.3
5.0
2006-07
5.0
4.8
4.0
5.0
3.2
5.7
3.8
3.0
4.5

Monthly - Seasonally Adjusted (per cent)

2007-2008
August
4.7
4.8
3.6
4.8
3.2
5.4
na
na
4.3
September
4.6
4.2
3.8
4.6
3.5
4.9
na
na
4.2
October
4.6
4.4
3.7
5.3
3.6
5.5
na
na
4.3
November
4.7
4.9
3.8
4.8
3.4
5.2
na
na
4.4
December
4.6
4.7
3.5
4.9
3.1
5.3
na
na
4.2
January
4.5
4.5
3.4
4.5
3.4
4.9
na
na
4.1
February
4.2
4.1
3.7
4.5
2.8
5.0
na
na
3.9
March
4.4
4.3
3.7
4.6
3.3
4.7
na
na
4.1
April
4.6
4.6
3.8
4.9
3.3
4.2
na
na
4.3
May
4.8
4.3
3.8
5.0
3.6
4.3
na
na
4.3
June
4.7
4.6
3.8
4.8
3.2
4.1
na
na
4.3
2008-2009
July
4.8
4.6
3.7
4.7
3.1
4.5
na
na
4.3
August
4.9
4.3
3.3
4.4
2.7
3.9
na
na
4.1
September
4.8
4.4
3.7
5.7
2.9
3.6
na
na
4.3
October
5.2
4.4
3.8
5.3
2.2
3.5
na
na
4.3

Monthly - Trend (per cent)

2007-2008
August
4.7
4.5
3.7
4.9
3.4
5.1
4.7
2.7
4.3
September
4.7
4.5
3.7
4.9
3.4
5.2
4.8
2.6
4.3
October
4.6
4.5
3.7
4.9
3.4
5.3
4.9
2.5
4.3
November
4.6
4.5
3.6
4.8
3.3
5.3
5.0
2.5
4.3
December
4.5
4.5
3.6
4.8
3.2
5.2
5.0
2.5
4.2
January
4.5
4.5
3.6
4.7
3.2
5.0
4.8
2.5
4.2
February
4.5
4.4
3.6
4.7
3.2
4.8
4.6
2.6
4.1
March
4.5
4.4
3.7
4.7
3.3
4.6
4.2
2.6
4.1
April
4.5
4.4
3.7
4.7
3.3
4.5
3.8
2.7
4.2
May
4.6
4.4
3.7
4.8
3.3
4.4
3.5
2.7
4.2
June
4.7
4.5
3.7
4.8
3.2
4.2
3.2
2.7
4.2
2008-2009
July
4.8
4.5
3.7
4.9
3.1
4.1
3.0
2.7
4.2
August
4.9
4.4
3.7
5.0
2.9
4.0
2.9
2.7
4.3
September
5.0
4.4
3.6
5.1
2.7
3.8
2.9
2.7
4.3
October
5.0
4.3
3.6
5.2
2.5
3.7
3.0
2.7
4.3

Percentage change from previous month - Trend

2007-2008
May
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.1
-0.3
0.1
0.0
June
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
-0.1
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.0
2008-2009
July
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
-0.1
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
August
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
September
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
October
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
-0.2
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0

na not available
Source: Labour Force, Australia, (cat. no. 6202.0)

Total Job Vacancies(a)

Period
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
Australian Capital Territory
Australia

Annual average ('000)

2005-06
43.2
31.8
31.6
9.2
18.7
2.3
2.3
4.0
143.0
2006-07
47.6
31.8
38.2
9.6
24.6
2.4
2.5
4.8
161.6
2007-08
54.6
35.6
39.0
9.5
29.1
2.6
3.5
5.6
179.6

Quarterly ('000) - Original

2005-2006
May
41.7
32.8
36.8
10.8
21.2
2.4
2.4
3.9
152.0
2006-2007
August
42.5
31.6
39.8
9.0
22.6
2.3
2.6
4.7
155.0
November
47.7
31.6
38.8
9.4
23.9
2.5
2.7
4.5
161.1
February
48.2
32.1
38.7
9.9
25.0
2.5
2.5
4.8
163.7
May
51.9
31.8
35.6
10.2
27.0
2.3
2.4
5.3
166.5
2007-2008
August
51.7
31.6
38.5
10.0
29.7
2.8
2.8
6.1
173.1
November
55.5
36.1
37.3
9.4
32.6
2.6
3.5
5.9
182.8
February
54.7
36.2
38.6
9.8
27.1
2.6
4.2
4.9
178.0
May
56.5
38.5
41.6
8.6
27.2
2.6
3.6
5.6
184.4

(a) Care should be exercises in using these series as some estimates are subject to high sampling variability.
Source: Job Vacancies, Australia, (cat. no. 6354.0)






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