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1345.4 - SA Stats, Aug 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/08/2008   
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LABOUR FORCE


CONTENTS

Employed persons

Unemployment

Participation rate


EMPLOYED PERSONS

In trend terms, the total number of persons employed in South Australia in July 2008 was 780,800, an increase of 1,200 from the number of persons employed in June 2008 (779,600). The total number of persons employed in Australia in July 2008 was 10,718,800, an increase of 5,900 on the number employed in June 2008 (10,712,900).

Employed persons, Trend, South Australia
Graph: Employed persons, Trend, South Australia


The number of males employed full-time in South Australia in July 2008 was 359,400 (in trend terms), an increase from 357,900 in June 2008. The number of females employed full-time in South Australia in July 2008 was 183,400 (in trend terms), a decrease from 183,600 in the previous month.


UNEMPLOYMENT

The trend estimate unemployment rate for South Australia remained steady at 4.8% in July 2008. Australia's unemployment rate also remained unchanged from June 2008 to July 2008 at 4.3%.

Unemployment rate(a), Trend
Graph: Unemployment rate(a), Trend


For South Australia, the trend unemployment rate for males remained steady from June 2008 to July 2008 at 4.7%. This has remained unchanged at 4.7% since January 2008. The trend unemployment rate for females also remained unchanged from June 2008 to July 2008 at 4.9%.

Unemployment rate, Trend, South Australia
Graph: Unemployment rate, Trend, South Australia



PARTICIPATION RATE

The trend estimate of the participation rate for South Australia in July 2008 was 63.1%, the same as in June 2008. Australia's trend participation rate also remained steady from June 2008 to July 2008 at 65.3%.

Participation rate(a), Trend
Graph: Participation rate(a), Trend


For South Australia, the trend participation rate for males increased slightly from 70.4% in June 2008 to 70.5% in July 2008. The Australian participation rate for males has been consistently higher than that for South Australia, and was steady at 72.4% in July 2008. The participation rate for South Australian females remained steady at 56.0% from June 2008 to July 2008. The Australian female participation rate also remained steady over this period at 58.4%.

Participation rate(a), Trend, South Australia
Graph: Participation rate(a), Trend, South Australia



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