6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Mar 2018 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/04/2018   
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WHAT'S NEW IN THE LABOUR FORCE


2018 ANNUAL SEASONAL RE-ANALYSIS

Every year, the ABS conducts an "Annual Seasonal Re-analysis" (ASR) of the Labour Force time series. The outcomes of the 2018 review to seasonally adjusted and trend estimates have been incorporated in the estimates published in this issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0). Overall, the revisions arising from the annual seasonal re-analysis have been minimal.

For further information on the 2018 ASR, please see the article Annual Seasonal Re-analyses in this release of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0).


IMPROVEMENTS TO TREND ESTIMATION

As part of the 2018 Annual Seasonal Re-analysis, the ABS has also implemented some minor improvements to trend estimation for Labour Force time series. These improvements will reduce the extent of revisions in trend series over time, providing particular benefits for series with smaller populations (eg. states and territories with smaller populations).

For further information outlining the improved approach, including impacts of the change to trend estimates, please see the article "Improvements to Trend Estimation" in this release of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0).

The methods used to calculate seasonally adjusted estimates has not been changed.


UPDATE ON MONTHLY UNDEREMPLOYMENT ESTIMATES - TREND AND SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

As previously advised, the implementation of monthly underemployment and underutilisation measures has been delayed.

The ABS will provide further advice on the revised implementation schedule in the next issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0). We thank users for their patience and understanding with this delay.