6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Dec 2011 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/01/2012
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DECEMBER KEY POINTS
TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
CHANGES THIS MONTH
Usually in December, estimates are published 39 days after the commencement of interviews. This month, estimates are published 46 days after the commencement of interviews due to operational difficulties involved in collecting and processing the Labour Force Survey around the Christmas and New Year Holiday period. There has been no change to the standard pattern of interviewing which started on the 4th of December for a reference period, 27th of November to the 10th of December.
Estimates of monthly change shown on the front cover 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.
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 pages 34 and 35). 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.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Labour Force on Canberra (02) 6252 6525, email email@example.com.
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