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1345.4 - SA Stats, Jul 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/07/2008   
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LABOUR FORCE


CONTENTS

Job vacancies

Employed persons

Unemployment

Participation rate


JOB VACANCIES

In original terms, South Australia's total number of job vacancies decreased to about 8,600 in May 2008 from 9,800 in February 2008. The May 2008 vacancies were 15.7% lower than in May 2007 (10,200). Australia-wide, job vacancies increased to 184,400 in May 2008 from 178,000 in February 2008. Australian job vacancies in May 2008 were 10.8% higher than in May 2007 (166,500).

Job Vacancies, Original, South Australia
Graph: Job Vacancies, Original, South Australia



EMPLOYED PERSONS

In trend terms, the total number of persons employed in South Australia in June 2008 was 778,400, an increase of 500 from the number of persons employed in May 2008 (777,900). The total number of persons employed in Australia in June 2008 was 10,713,300, an increase of 8,500 on the number employed in May 2008 (10,704,800).

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


The number of males employed full-time in South Australia in June 2008 was 356,000 (in trend terms), an increase from 355,100 in May 2008. The number of females employed full-time in South Australia in June 2008 was 185,500 (in trend terms), an increase from 184,900 in the previous month.


UNEMPLOYMENT

The trend estimate unemployment rate for South Australia increased to 4.9% in June 2008, up from 4.8% in May 2008. Australia's unemployment rate remained steady from May 2008 to June 2008 at 4.2%.

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


For South Australia, the trend unemployment rate for males remained steady from May 2008 to June 2008 at 4.8%. The trend unemployment rate for females increased from 4.8% in May 2008 to 4.9% in June 2008.

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



PARTICIPATION RATE

The trend estimate of the participation rate for South Australia in June 2008 was 63.0%, the same as in May 2008. Australia's trend participation rate also remained steady from May 2008 to June 2008 at 65.3%.

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


For South Australia, the trend participation rate for males remained unchanged at 70.2% in June 2008. The Australian participation rate for males has been consistently higher than that for South Australia, and was steady at 72.5% in June 2008. The participation rate for South Australian females was 56.1% in June 2008, while the Australian female participation rate was 58.3%.

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



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