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6602.0 - Microdata: Longitudinal Labour Force, Australia, 2008-10 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/12/2012  First Issue
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Contents >> Underemployment >> Underemployment status [UNDREMPC]


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This data item identifies if someone is underemployed

If someone is underemployed full-time, they usually work full-time hours but worked less than 35 this month due to economic reasons (see Reason worked less than 35 hours [ABSENCEC]).

If someone is underemployed part-time, they usually work less than 35 hours and are willing and available to work more hours (see Whether part-time and looking for and available to work more hours [LAMHFUTC]).

Underemployment is only measured in the 'quarterly' labour force survey months: February, May, August and November (the second month of each financial year quarter).






Not underemployed
Underemployed full-time
Underemployed part-time
Not employed / Not applicable
Not collected monthly / Only collected in Feb, May, Aug & Nov

Related Information

Labour Force, Australia: Understanding Labour Force (cat. no. 6202)
Labour Force, Australia: Glossary - Underemployed workers (cat. no. 6202)
Labour Force Survey Standard Products and Data Item Guide: Underemployed workers (cat. no. 6103.0)
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods: 5. Underemployment (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001)

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