6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jun 2016 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

May 2016
Jun 2016
May 16 to Jun 16
Jun 15 to Jun 16

Trend
Employed persons ('000)
11 925.1
11 933.4
8.3
1.8
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
726.1
725.9
-0.2
-5.2
%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.7
5.7
0.0
pts
-0.4
pts
Participation rate (%)
64.8
64.8
0.0
pts
-0.1
pts
Seasonally Adjusted
Employed persons ('000)
11 931.7
11 939.6
7.9
1.9
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
724.3
734.2
9.9
-3.1
%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.7
5.8
0.1
pts
-0.3
pts
Participation rate (%)
64.8
64.9
0.0
pts
0.1
pts


Employed Persons
Graph: Employed Persons

Unemployment Rate
Graph: Unemployment Rate




JUNE KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased 8,300 to 11,933,400.
  • Unemployment decreased 200 to 725,900.
  • Unemployment rate remained steady at 5.7%.
  • Participation rate remained steady at 64.8%.
  • Monthly hours worked in all jobs decreased 0.7 million hours to 1,635.1 million hours.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased 7,900 to 11,939,600. Full-time employment increased 38,400 to 8,198,900 and part-time employment decreased 30,600 to 3,740,700.
  • Unemployment increased 9,900 to 734,200. The number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work decreased 9,200 to 496,700 and the number of unemployed persons only looking for part-time work increased 19,000 to 237,500.
  • Unemployment rate increased by 0.1 pts to 5.8%.
  • Participation rate increased by less than 0.1 pts to 64.9%.
  • Monthly hours worked in all jobs decreased 4.3 million hours to 1,640.0 million hours.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2016 18 August 2016
August 2016 15 September 2016
September 2016 20 October 2016
October 2016 17 November 2016
November 2016 15 December 2016
December 2016 19 January 2017



CHANGES IN FORTHCOMING ISSUES

Each year the Monthly hours worked in all jobs series is benchmarked to an annual hours worked level. This will occur with the July 2016 issue of this publication, which will result in revisions to the Monthly hours worked in all jobs series. For details on the methodology, refer to the Information paper: Expansion of Hours Worked Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 6290.0.55.001).


SAMPLING ERROR

The estimates in this publication are based on a sample survey. Published estimates and movements are subject to sampling variability. Standard errors give a measure of sampling variability. 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.

MOVEMENTS IN SEASONALLY ADJUSTED SERIES BETWEEN MAY 2016 AND JUNE 2016

Monthly change
95% Confidence interval

Total Employment
7 900
-50 700
to
66 500
Total Unemployment
9 900
-27 300
to
47 100
Unemployment rate
0.1 pts
-0.3 pts
to
0.5 pts
Participation rate
0.0 pts
-0.4 pts
to
0.4 pts




INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, email <client.services@abs.gov.au> or contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.