Australian Bureau of Statistics
6266.0 - Retrenchment and Redundancy, Australia, Jul 2001
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/08/2002
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More back in work after retrenchment
Two in three (67%) people retrenched in the previous three years were employed in July 2001, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This is an increase on the 55% in employment at July 1997 following retrenchment in the three years prior.
The Retrenchment and Redundancy survey also found:
The industries that recorded the lowest proportions of retrenchment, relative to the number of employees at May 2001, were education (1.5%) and health and community services (3.2%). Those with the highest were mining (25%), communication services (19%), and construction (16%).
The occupations that recorded the lowest proportions of retrenchment, relative to the number of employees at May 2001, were professionals (5%), associate professionals (6%), and advanced clerical and service workers (6%). Those with the highest were tradespersons and related workers (12%), labourers and related workers (12%), and intermediate production and transport workers (10%).
Workers retrenched from the mining industry were more likely than workers retrenched from any other industry to be in employment at July 2001 (80% at July 2001), followed by workers retrenched from property and business services (73%), wholesale trade, government administration and defence, education, and heath and community services (all 72%).
Further details can be found in Retrenchment and Redundancy, Australia, July 2001 (cat. no. 6266.0).
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