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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Nov 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/12/2013   
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

Oct 2013
Nov 2013
Oct 13 to Nov 13
Nov 12 to Nov 13

Trend
Employed persons ('000)
11 643.7
11 645.5
1.8
0.6
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
709.8
710.7
0.9
8.4
%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.7
5.8
0.0
pts
0.4
pts
Participation rate (%)
64.8
64.8
-0.1
pts
-0.4
pts
Seasonally Adjusted
Employed persons ('000)
11 638.9
11 659.9
21.0
0.8
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
709.1
712.5
3.4
10.8
%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.7
5.8
0.0
pts
0.5
pts
Participation rate (%)
64.8
64.8
0.0
pts
-0.3
pts


Employed Persons
Graph: Employed Persons

Unemployment Rate
Graph: Unemployment Rate




NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased to 11,645,500.
  • Unemployment increased to 710,700.
  • Unemployment rate increased by less than 0.1 pts to 5.8%, based on unrounded estimates.
  • Participation rate at 64.8%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked decreased to 1,641.6 million hours.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased 21,000 to 11,659,900. Full-time employment increased 15,500 to 8,107,900 and part-time employment increased 5,500 to 3,552,000.
  • Unemployment increased 3,400 (0.5%) to 712,500. The number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work decreased 3,500 to 517,700 and the number of unemployed persons looking for part-time work increased 6,800 to 194,800.
  • The unemployment rate increased by less than 0.1 pts to 5.8%, based on unrounded estimates.
  • The participation rate remained steady at 64.8%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked decreased 11.7 million hours (0.7%) to 1,634.4 million hours.


LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION (QUARTERLY CHANGE)
  • Trend estimates: The labour force underutilisation rate increased 0.3 pts to 13.7%.
  • Seasonally adjusted estimates: The labour force underutilisation rate decreased 0.3 pts to 13.4%. The male labour force underutilisation rate decreased 0.2 pts to 11.7%. The female labour force underutilisation rate decreased 0.3 pts to 15.6%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2013 16 January 2014
January 2014 13 February 2014
February 2014 13 March 2014
March 2014 10 April 2014
April 2014 8 May 2014
May 2014 12 June 2014



ROUNDING

Estimates of monthly and quarterly changes shown on the front cover and used in the commentary have been calculated using unrounded estimates, and may be different from, but are more accurate than, movements obtained from the rounded estimates. The graphs on the front cover also depict unrounded estimates.


SAMPLING ERROR

The estimates in this publication are based on a sample survey. Published estimates and the movements derived from them are subject to sampling variability. Standard errors give a measure of sampling variability (see Standard Errors section). The interval bounded by two standard errors is the 95% confidence interval, which provides a way of looking at the variability inherent in estimates. There is a 95% chance that the true value of the estimate lies within that interval.

MOVEMENTS IN SEASONALLY ADJUSTED SERIES BETWEEN OCTOBER 2013 AND NOVEMBER 2013

Monthly change
95% Confidence interval

Total Employment
21 000
-36 000
to
78 000
Total Unemployment
3 400
-32 600
to
39 400
Unemployment rate
0.0 pts
-0.4 pts
to
0.4 pts
Participation rate
0.0 pts
-0.4 pts
to
0.4 pts




INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, email client.services@abs.gov.au or Labour Force on Canberra (02) 6252 6525, email labourforce@abs.gov.au\>.


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