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A Data Cube containing Types of Employment can be found in the July 2006 issue from the Details tab and under Past & Future Releases tab above.

A Data Cube containing Measures of Labour Underutilisation can be found in the April 2006 issue from the Details tab.


LABOUR STATISTICS NEWS


LABOUR THEME PAGE

The ABS Labour Theme Page, available on the ABS web site, provides a guide to the range of ABS statistics on the labour market, as well as links to the latest data released. To find the Theme Page, go to <www.abs.gov.au> [Themes - People - Labour].


SUPPLEMENTARY SURVEYS ON LABOUR TOPICS

The Monthly Population Survey comprises the Labour Force Survey and a range of supplementary surveys, which provide detailed information on a range of topics. Labour Mobility, Australia (cat. no. 6209.0), Job Search Experience, Australia (cat. no. 6222.0) and Education and Work, Australia (cat. no. 6227.0) were released in December 2006. See the Recent Releases in this issue for more details.


MULTI PURPOSE HOUSEHOLD SURVEY

The Multi Purpose Household Survey (MPHS) provides annual statistics for a number of small, self-contained topics, including a number of labour-related topics. Data for MPHS topics are collected each month over a financial year. A topic on work-related injuries was conducted in 2005-06. Work-Related Injuries, Australia (cat. no. 6324.0) was released in December 2006. See the Recent Release in this issue for more details.


CHANGES TO ABS MEASURES OF EMPLOYEE REMUNERATION

In November 2006, Information Paper: Changes to ABS Measures of Employee Remuneration (cat. no. 6313.0) was released. This information paper describes employee remuneration arrangements, the conceptual basis for the range of ABS remuneration measures, the changes being made to conceptual treatments, and the impact of these changes on ABS statistical series. See the Technical Report in this issue for more details.


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Recent and upcoming statistical releases

Release date/title of publication
Reference period
Catalogue number

December 2006
Education and Work, Australia
May 2006
6227.0
Industrial Disputes, Australia
September quarter 2006
6321.0.55.001
Job Search Experience, Australia
July 2006
6222.0
Labour Force, Australia
November 2006
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
November 2006
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
November 2006
6291.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Quarterly
November 2006
6291.0.55.003
Labour Mobility, Australia (Reissue)
February 2006
6209.0
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (update)
August 2006
6102.0.55.001
Wage and Salary Earners, Public Sector, Australia
September quarter 2006
6248.0.55.001
Work-Related Injuries, Australia
2005-06
6324.0
January 2007
Australia at a Glance
2007
1309.0
Australian Labour Market Statistics
January 2007
6105.0
Job Vacancies, Australia
November 2006
6354.0
Labour Force, Australia
December 2006
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
December 2006
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
December 2006
6291.0.55.001
Year Book, Australia
2007
1301.0
February 2007
Average Weekly Earnings, Australia
November 2006
6302.0
Characteristics of Small Business, Australia
2005
8127.0
Child Employment, Australia
June 2006
6211.0
Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia
May 2006
6306.0
General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia
2006
4159.0
General Social Survey: User Guide, Australia
2006
4159.0.55.002
Labour Force, Australia
January 2007
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
January 2007
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
January 2007
6291.0.55.001
Labour Price Index, Australia
December 2006
6345.0
Multi-Purpose Household Survey, Australia, Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File
2005-06
4100.0.55.001
Information Paper: Multi-Purpose Household Survey, Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File
2005-06
4100.0
March 2007
Employees Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia
August 2006
6310.0
General Social Survey: Basic Confidentialised Unit Record File
2006
4159.0.30.001
General Social Survey: Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File
2006
4159.0.30.002
Information Paper: General Social Survey - Basic and Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record Files
2006
4159.0.30.003
Industrial Disputes, Australia
December quarter 2006
6321.0.55.001
Job Vacancies, Australia
February 2007
6354.0
Labour Force, Australia
February 2007
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
February 2007
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
February 2007
6291.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Quarterly
February 2007
6291.0.55.003
Persons Not in the Labour Force, Australia
September 2006
6220.0
Underemployed Workers, Australia
September 2006
6265.0
Wage and Salary Earners, Public Sector, Australia
December quarter 2006
6248.0.55.001
April 2007
Australian Labour Market Statistics
April 2007
6105.0
Forms of Employment, Australia
November 2006
6359.0
Household Expenditure Survey and Survey of Income and Housing - Confidentialised Unit Record Files (second edition)
2003-04
6540.0
Household Expenditure Survey and Survey of Income and Housing - Confidentialised Unit Record Files, Technical Paper (second edition)
2003-04
6540.0.00.001
Household Expenditure Survey and Survey of Income and Housing: User Guide
2005-06
6503.0
Household Income and Income Distribution, Australia
2005-06
6523.0
Household Income and Income Distribution, Australia - Detailed Tables
2005-06
6523.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia
March 2007
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
March 2007
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
March 2007
6291.0.55.001
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (update)
April 2007
6102.0.55.001
Voluntary Work, Australia
2006
4441.0


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
April 2007 5 April 2007
July 2007 6 July 2007
October 2007 5 October 2007



DATA CONTAINED IN THIS ISSUE

The statistics shown are the latest available at 20 December 2006. Data sources for the tables in this publication are listed in Appendix 1.



ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS

The spreadsheets and data cubes referenced in this publication are available on the ABS web site at <www.abs.gov.au> [Access to all ABS products & statistics - By Catalogue Number - 6. Labour Statistics and Prices].



INQUIRIES

For information about other Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) statistics and services, please refer to the back of this publication.



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or call (02) 6252 7636.


LABOUR MARKET SUMMARY


KEY MEASURES

% change from
Measure
Series type
Period
Current figure
Previous quarter(a)
Previous year(b)

Employed
Persons ('000)
Trend
Nov 2006
10 289.4
0.4
2.6
Full-time ('000)
Trend
Nov 2006
7 348.9
0.5
2.8
Part-time ('000)
Trend
Nov 2006
2 940.6
0.3
2.0
Part-time employment as a proportion of total employment (%)
Trend
Nov 2006
28.6
(c)0.0
(c)-0.2
Unemployed
Persons ('000)
Trend
Nov 2006
500.5
-2.7
-8.5
Looking for full-time work ('000)
Trend
Nov 2006
356.1
-1.9
-8.3
Looking for part-time work ('000)
Trend
Nov 2006
144.4
-4.8
-9.2
Unemployment rate
Persons (%)
Trend
Nov 2006
4.6
(c)-0.1
(c)-0.5
Long-term unemployment
Persons ('000)
Trend
Nov 2006
82.8
-7.9
-15.2
As a proportion of total unemployment (%)
Trend
Nov 2006
16.5
(c)-0.9
(c)-1.3
Annual labour underutilisation rates(d)
Long-term unemployment rate (%)
Original
Sep 2005
0.9
na
(c)-0.3
Unemployment rate (%)
Original
Sep 2005
5.1
na
(c)-0.4
Underemployment rate (%)
Original
Sep 2005
5.3
na
(c)-0.2
Labour force underutilisation rate (%)
Original
Sep 2005
10.5
na
(c)-0.6
Extended labour force underutilisation rate (%)
Original
Sep 2005
11.4
na
(c)-0.7
Children living without an employed parent(e) (%)
Original
Jun 2006
14.4
na
(c)-0.5
Labour force participation rate
Persons aged 15-64 years (%)
Original
Nov 2006
75.5
(c)0.0
(c)0.4
Total (%)
Trend
Nov 2006
64.8
(c)-0.1
(c)0.4
Actual hours worked
Aggregate weekly hours (mill. hours)
Original
Nov 2006
353.5
0.3
3.1
Average weekly hours - Persons (hours)
Original
Nov 2006
34.4
-0.7
0.6
Average weekly hours - Full-time (hours)
Original
Nov 2006
41.4
-1.2
0.1
Average weekly hours - Part-time (hours)
Original
Nov 2006
16.8
-0.6
1.6
Part-time workers
Proportion who preferred to work more hours (%)
Original
Nov 2006
23.2
(c)-1.1
(c)-1.7
Wage price index
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses (index no.)
Trend
Jun qtr 2006
109.7
1.0
4.1
Average weekly earnings
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings ($)
Trend
Aug 2006
1 051.3
0.7
3.1
All employees total earnings ($)
Trend
Aug 2006
839.5
1.1
4.6
Compensation of employees
Household income account ($m)
Trend
Sep qtr 2006
119 701.0
1.7
6.9
Average earnings (National Accounts basis nominal) per week ($)
Trend
Sep qtr 2006
1 022.0
1.1
4.1
Industrial disputes
Working days lost ('000)
Original
Sep qtr 2006
20.2
-28.4
-59.1
Working days lost per 1,000 employees (number)
Original
Sep qtr 2006
2.3
-28.2
-60.2
Job vacancies
Australia ('000)
Trend
Aug 2006
156.7
3.8
13.6

na not available
(a) Same period previous quarter (monthly data is presented for the middle month of each quarter).
(b) Same period previous year.
(c) Change is in percentage points.
(d) See table 4.1 or the Glossary for further explanation of labour underutilisation rates.
(e) As a proportion of all children aged under 15 years. See paragraphs 33 and 34 in the Explanatory Notes for information on family data.



EMPLOYMENT: TREND SERIES

Full-time and total employment

Graph: Trend full-time and total employment
Males and females

Graph: Trend employment for males and females




PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT: TREND SERIES

Proportion of total employment, Males

Graph: Trend male part-time employment as a proportion of total male employment

Proportion of total employment,
Females

Graph: Trend female part-time employment as a proportion of total female employment




UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: TREND SERIES

Males and females

Graph: Trend unemployment rate for males and females




LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT: TREND SERIES

Proportion of total unemployment

Graph: Long-term unemployment as a proportion of total unemployment, males and females




UNDERUTILISED LABOUR

Labour underutilisation rates - 1995-2005

Graph: Labour underutilisation rates—1995–2005




PARTICIPATION RATE: TREND SERIES

Persons

Graph: Trend participation rate
Males

Graph: Trend participation rate of males
Females
Graph: Trend participation rate of females




AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS: TREND SERIES

Full-time adult ordinary time earnings, Quarterly change

Graph: Quarterly change in full-time adult ordinary time earnings
All employees total earnings, Level

Graph: All employees total earnings, level




INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES: ORIGINAL SERIES

Working days lost, Quarter ending
Graph: Working days lost Quarter ending




JOB VACANCIES: TREND SERIES

Job vacancies, By sector

Graph: Job vacancies by sector





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