Australian Bureau of Statistics
6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jan 2014 Quality Declaration
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/02/2014
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LABOUR FORCE COMMENTARY JANUARY 2014
Seasonally adjusted full-time employment fell in January 2014, down 7,100 persons to 7,953,000 persons, while part-time employment increased by 3,400 persons to 3,506,500 persons. The decrease in total employment resulted from:
Seasonally adjusted aggregate hours increased by 20.5 million hours (1.3%) in January 2014 to 1,635.8 million hours.
The largest absolute decrease in seasonally adjusted employment was in Queensland, down 11,600 persons. The largest absolute increases in seasonally adjusted employment were in New South Wales (up 8,400 persons) and Victoria (up 7,300 persons). Seasonally adjusted estimates are not published for the territories.
ABOUT THE DATA
Rebenchmarking Labour Force estimates to the 2011 Census of Population Census and Housing
Estimates of persons employed, unemployed and not in the labour force add to independent population benchmarks for age groups, sex and regions. These population benchmarks are based on the Estimated Resident Population (ERP) which reflects Census of Population and Housing data adjusted for under-enumeration and updated for births, deaths, interstate migration and net overseas migration.
From this issue, Labour Force estimates from July 1991 are compiled using population benchmarks based on ERP revised following the 2011 Census. These revised population benchmarks have been introduced concurrently with the introduction of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard.
For further information, refer to the Rebenchmarking Labour Force estimates to the 2011 Census of Population Census and Housing article in this issue and to the Information Paper: Regional Labour Force Statistics (cat. no. 6262.0).
Revisions to aggregate hours worked series
The seasonally adjusted and trend aggregate hours worked series have been revised. These revisions, back to the beginning of the time series are a result of the following:
The overall revision to calendar year 2013 was approximately -1.4%, with the largest annual revision of approximately -1.5% relating to calendar year 2011. Revisions prior to 1991 are minimal as revised ERP excludes this period.
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