IMPROVEMENTS TO PARTICIPATION, JOB SEARCH AND MOBILITY 2018
From this issue onwards, Participation, Job Search and Mobility will move to regular rebenchmarking to reflect the most recently available release of Estimated Resident Population (ERP) data.
Estimates have been revised to incorporate the latest benchmarks and all estimates, including 2018, are comparable with estimates published in the March 2018 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0).
Trend factor adjustments
To reduce the impact of seasonal and irregular effects on total employment and unemployment, the estimates have been adjusted by factors based on trend Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates (as published in March 2018). For example, the unemployment estimates collected in February, have a seasonal pattern of typically higher estimates, the factors applied result in a decrease to the total number of unemployed to match trend LFS estimates. For more information refer to the Explanatory Notes.
Extension of time series
Time series data contained in tables 1,2,3,12 and 17 have been extended back to incorporate more historical data. Where necessary, and possible, series have been reconstructed to ensure conceptual consistency over time. For more information on the time series comparability of the different series please refer to the Time series comparability tab in each spreadsheet.