6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jul 2016 Quality Declaration 
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JULY KEY FIGURES

Jun 2016
Jul 2016
Jun 16 to Jul 16
Jul 15 to Jul 16

Trend
Employed persons ('000)
11 943.3
11 955.1
11.8
1.8
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
725.3
724.1
-1.2
-5.4
%
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)
11 942.4
11 968.6
26.2
1.9
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
731.0
725.5
-5.5
-8.1
%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.8
5.7
-0.1
pts
-0.6
pts
Participation rate (%)
64.9
64.9
0.0
pts
-0.2
pts


Employed Persons
Graph: Employed Persons

Unemployment Rate
Graph: Unemployment Rate




JULY KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased 11,800 to 11,955,100.
  • Unemployment decreased 1,200 to 724,100.
  • Unemployment rate remained steady at 5.7%.
  • Participation rate remained steady at 64.8%.
  • Monthly hours worked in all jobs increased 0.9 million hours to 1655.6 million hours.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased 26,200 to 11,968,600. Full-time employment decreased 45,400 to 8,153,900 and part-time employment increased 71,600 to 3,814,700.
  • Unemployment decreased 5,500 to 725,500. The number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work decreased 13,300 to 482,400 and the number of unemployed persons only looking for part-time work increased 7,800 to 243,100.
  • Unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 pts to 5.7%.
  • Participation rate remained steady at 64.9%.
  • Monthly hours worked in all jobs increased 3.7 million hours to 1,660.9 million hours.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
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
January 2017 16 February 2017



WHAT'S NEW IN THE LABOUR FORCE

For details regarding the Annual Benchmarking of Monthly Hours Worked, the upcoming release of new education outputs, and the addition of pivot table outputs in the Labour Force, Australia, Detailed (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001), please refer to the "What's New in the Labour Force". Additional information on revisions from the Annual Benchmarking of Monthly Hours Worked is also included.


ROUNDING

Estimates of changes shown on the front cover and used in the commentary 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.


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 JUNE 2016 AND JULY 2016

Monthly change
95% Confidence interval

Total Employment
26 200
-32 400
to
84 800
Total Unemployment
-5 500
-42 500
to
31 500
Unemployment rate
-0.1 pts
-0.5 pts
to
0.3 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.