1344.8.55.001 - ACT Stats, 2006
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/03/2006
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ACT female unemployment rate rises as participation rate falls - Mar 2006
For the first time since October 1996 the unemployment rate for females has been higher than the rate for males in the ACT.
Furthermore, in recent months the female unemployment rate has been rising while the participation rate (see media note below) has been declining.
Other key findings in the article are as follows:
Further details are available in ACT Stats: The ACT Labour Force: Participation Rates and Unemployment Rates for males and Females (cat. no. 1344.8.55.001), available free of charge from the ABS web site <www.abs.gov.au>.
Media note: The participation rate is the labour force (employed plus unemployed persons) expressed as a percentage of the civilian population 15 years and over.
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