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6354.0 - Job Vacancies, Australia, Aug 2003  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/09/2003   
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KEY FIGURES



Aug
May 2003
Aug 2002
2003
to Aug 2003
to Aug 2003
'000
% change
% change

Trend estimates
Private sector
90.2
-1.7
7.5
Public sector
14.1
-1.8
-7.3
Private and public sectors
104.3
-1.7
5.1


Graph - Job vacancies, trend


KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES
  • Total job vacancies in August 2003 were 104,300, a decrease of 1.7% from May 2003.
  • The number of job vacancies in the private sector was 90,200 in August 2003, a decrease of 1.7% from May 2003.
  • The number of job vacancies in the public sector was 14,100 in August 2003, a decrease of 1.8% from May 2003.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING CHANGES

This issue is the last time that estimates of job vacancy rates (Table 5) will be presented. From November 2003, the Job Vacancies Survey will no longer collect information on the number of employees.

A job vacancy rate series, based on estimates of the number of employees from the Labour Force Survey, will be available on request. Inquiries should be made to Kate Greenwood on (08) 9360 5304.


ABBREVIATIONS

ABNAustralian Business Number
ABSAustralian Bureau of Statistics
ANZSICAustralian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification
ATOAustralian Taxation Office
GEgroup employer
JVSJob Vacancies Survey
PAYGWpay-as-you-go withholding
TAUtype of activity unit

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