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  • Revisions to labour force estimates - available today (Media Release)

MEDIA RELEASE

March 6, 1997
Embargoed: 11:30 AM (AEST)
23/97
Revisions to labour force estimates - available today

Revised employment and unemployment statistics were released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The revisions follow the annual reanalysis of seasonal factors undertaken by the ABS and affect seasonally adjusted and trend data.

The reanalysis of seasonal factors incorporates the most recent 12 months of labour force data, to produce revised seasonal factors. Consequently, revisions may occur for estimates for 1996 and for prior years.

Revised monthly seasonally adjusted estimates of employment and the unemployment rate for the period January 1996 to January 1997 are:

Employment ('000)
Unemployment rate (%)
As published
As revised
As published
As revised
Jan 96
8321.9
8308.3
8.5
8.5
Feb
8336.3
8328.9
8.4
8.4
Mar
8281.0
8294.0
8.5
8.5
Apr
8290.8
8289.2
8.9
8.8
May
8324.8
8328.9
8.5
8.5
Jun
8333.5
8331.6
8.3
8.3
Jul
8343.2
8342.1
8.5
8.6
Aug
8381.1
8381.6
8.8
8.8
Sep
8347.0
8356.0
8.7
8.7
Oct
8372.5
8377.9
8.8
8.8
Nov
8397.0
8393.6
8.5
8.5
Dec
8401.5
8396.7
8.6
8.6
Jan97
8439.9
8425.1
8.6
8.6


The ABS will publish revised data in Labour Force, Australia, Preliminary (cat. no. 6202.0) to be released on 13 March 1997, and in Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6203.0) towards the end of March 1997.

These data are now available on the ABS's electronic data service PC-Ausstats and as a standard product available on request from the Labour Force Section.

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