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1344.8.55.002 - ABStract, Statistics News, Australian Capital Territory, April 2010  
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LABOUR STATISTICS


LABOUR MARKET

Labour Statistics News (cat. no. 6106.0) is published twice yearly by the Labour Market Statistics National Statistical Centre (NSC). It provides information about the latest in labour market statistics including: outlining recent developments and survey reviews; informing and seeking feedback on current projects; providing analysis and articles on labour-related issues; providing information on how to find, use and interpret ABS labour market statistics and useful contacts within the labour market area of the ABS; highlighting significant releases of ABS labour market data or analysis; and advertising upcoming statistical training in labour market statistics.

Some key recent developments highlighted in the February 2010 Labour Statistics News include:

  • the re-instatement of the full Labour Force Survey sample (fully implemented from December 2009) and the Job Vacancy Survey (in November 2009);
  • the release of the 2008 Forms of Employment Survey (FOES) Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) - which includes the new Independent Contractor and Labour Hire modules; and
  • the release of the Labour Force Survey Standard Products and Data Item Guide.

There are also a range of projects and other developments aimed at improving the range and/or usefulness of labour market statistics which are in progress, or about to commence, including:
  • investigations into maximising the longitudinal nature of the Labour Force Survey through matching data across survey months;
  • investigations into options for linked employer-employee data;
  • upcoming release of additional aggregate monthly hours worked data;
  • review of the Job Search Experience survey;
  • review of measures of job change; and
  • investigation into the development of temporary work measures.

Labour Statistics News aims to reach a wide range of users to inform and engage with the community on labour market issues and statistical developments.


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