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FIFTY YEARS OF THE LABOUR FORCE AND SUPPLEMENTARY SURVEY PROGRAM
The Labour Force Survey is the Australian Bureau of Statistics' longest running household survey, and has provided the basis on which the ABS has built an extensive program of labour and social surveys of the Australian population. November 2011 will see the 50th anniversary of the Labour Force and Supplementary Survey Program. A significant milestone for the ABS.
To help mark this important event, this issue of 6105.0 features an article highlighting changes within Australian society as shown through labour force data, and the impact these changes have had on the labour market and peoples lives. In particular, the increase of women's participation, the rise of part time employment, and changes within industry and occupation.
FACT SHEET: EMPLOYMENT OR JOBS - WHAT DOES THE LABOUR FORCE SURVEY MEASURE?
In reporting results from the monthly labour force survey, commentators often use the terms 'employment' and 'jobs' interchangeably. This fact sheet describes how this can be misleading, as they are not the same thing, and encourages commentators to correctly refer to 'employment' or 'employed people', not 'jobs'.
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