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LABOUR FORCE STATUS

Labour Force Status of the Civilian Population, Persons

Employed Full-time
Employed
Per cent(a)
Period
Aged 15-19 yrs
('000)
Aged 20 yrs and over
('000)
Total
('000)
Part-time
('000)
Total
('000)
Unempl-
oyed
('000)
Labour Force
('000)
Civilian Population aged 15 yrs and over
('000)
(b)
Unemploy-
ment rate
(%)
Partici-
pation rate
(%)

Annual average

2004-05
241.4
6 797.1
7 038.5
2 787.9
9 826.4
540.5
10 366.8
16 227.3
5.2
63.9
2005-06
240.8
6 941.9
7 182.6
2 881.7
10 064.3
527.1
10 591.5
16 441.4
5.0
64.4
2006-07
241.6
7 151.7
7 393.3
2 941.2
10 334.6
489.0
10 823.5
16 696.8
4.5
64.8

Annual average - Percentage change from previous year

2004-05
2.4
2.9
2.8
2.8
2.8
-5.6
2.3
1.5
-0.4
0.5
2005-06
-0.2
2.1
2.0
3.4
2.4
-2.5
2.2
1.3
-0.2
0.5
2006-07
0.4
3.0
2.9
2.1
2.7
-7.2
2.2
1.6
-0.5
0.4

Seasonally adjusted unless footnoted

2007-2008
October
255.8
7 332.7
7 588.4
2 947.7
10 536.2
479.3
11 015.5
16 931.7
4.4
65.1
November
255.3
7 337.8
7 593.1
2 995.8
10 588.9
491.3
11 080.2
16 960.0
4.4
65.3
December
262.3
7 347.7
7 610.0
2 998.8
10 608.8
465.5
11 074.3
16 988.1
4.2
65.2
January
268.5
7 334.4
7 602.8
3 036.4
10 639.3
456.7
11 095.9
17 014.3
4.1
65.2
February
265.5
7 379.0
7 644.5
3 028.2
10 672.7
437.3
11 110.0
17 040.9
3.9
65.2
March
263.6
7 373.7
7 637.3
3 036.5
10 673.8
455.0
11 128.8
17 067.2
4.1
65.2
April
255.5
7 400.6
7 656.1
3 055.3
10 711.4
477.6
11 189.0
17 091.3
4.3
65.5
May
260.7
7 381.2
7 641.9
3 045.1
10 687.0
476.8
11 163.8
17 115.7
4.3
65.2
June
260.5
7 401.3
7 661.8
3 044.8
10 706.5
477.0
11 183.5
17 139.8
4.3
65.2
2008-2009
July
253.2
7 462.1
7 715.3
3 007.5
10 722.8
482.5
11 205.3
17 166.0
4.3
65.3
August
258.9
7 458.3
7 717.2
3 017.1
10 734.3
459.9
11 194.2
17 192.6
4.1
65.1
September
253.3
7 436.1
7 689.3
3 037.3
10 726.7
482.9
11 209.6
17 218.9
4.3
65.1
October
241.1
7 438.4
7 679.5
3 080.2
10 759.7
490.1
11 249.8
17 248.2
4.4
65.2
November
243.1
7 441.0
7 684.1
3 059.4
10 743.5
498.5
11 242.0
17 277.6
4.4
65.1
December
238.8
7 401.4
7 640.2
3 102.2
10 742.3
501.1
11 243.4
17 306.9
4.5
65.0

Seasonally adjusted - Percentage change from previous month

2008-2009
July
-2.8
0.8
0.7
-1.2
0.2
1.2
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
August
2.2
-0.1
0.0
0.3
0.1
-4.7
-0.1
0.2
-0.2
-0.2
September
-2.2
-0.3
-0.4
0.7
-0.1
5.0
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.0
October
-4.8
0.0
-0.1
1.4
0.3
1.5
0.4
0.2
0.0
0.1
November
0.8
0.0
0.1
-0.7
-0.2
1.7
-0.1
0.2
0.1
-0.2
December
-1.8
-0.5
-0.6
1.4
0.0
0.5
0.0
0.2
0.0
-0.1

Trend - Percentage change from previous month

2008-2009
July
-0.7
0.2
0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.5
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
August
-1.0
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.4
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
September
-1.4
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.1
0.7
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
October
-1.5
0.0
-0.1
0.4
0.1
1.1
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
November
-1.5
-0.1
-0.1
0.5
0.0
1.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
December
-1.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.4
0.0
1.0
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0

(a) For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.
(b) Series is non-seasonal. Original data provided instead of seasonally adjusted and trend data.
Source: Labour Force, Australia, cat. no. 6202.0

Labour Force Status of the Civilian Population, Males

Employed Full-time
Employed
Per cent(a)
Period
Aged 15-19 yrs
('000)
Aged 20 yrs and over
('000)
Total
('000)
Part-time
('000)
Total
('000)
Unempl-
oyed
('000)
Labour Force
('000)
Civilian Population aged 15 yrs and over
('000)
(b)
Unemploy-
ment rate
(%)
Partici-
pation rate
(%)

Annual average

2004-05
155.3
4 474.7
4 630.0
802.3
5 432.3
289.7
5 722.0
7 980.5
5.1
71.7
2005-06
158.2
4 566.4
4 724.6
819.4
5 544.0
284.8
5 828.8
8 094.3
4.9
72.0
2006-07
155.7
4 673.5
4 829.1
862.4
5 691.5
253.8
5 945.3
8 229.9
4.3
72.2

Annual average - Percentage change from previous year

2004-05
3.9
2.3
2.3
3.2
2.4
-6.3
2.0
1.6
-0.4
0.3
2005-06
1.9
2.0
2.0
2.1
2.1
-1.7
1.9
1.4
-0.2
0.3
2006-07
-1.6
2.3
2.2
5.2
2.7
-10.9
2.0
1.7
-0.6
0.2

Seasonally adjusted unless footnoted

2007-2008
October
167.6
4 773.1
4 940.7
841.3
5 782.0
241.1
6 023.0
8 352.0
4.0
72.1
November
166.5
4 783.9
4 950.5
876.2
5 826.6
251.9
6 078.6
8 366.4
4.1
72.7
December
169.3
4 784.1
4 953.4
881.7
5 835.1
245.7
6 080.8
8 380.5
4.0
72.6
January
176.6
4 781.1
4 957.7
911.6
5 869.3
224.5
6 093.8
8 394.3
3.7
72.6
February
174.8
4 799.9
4 974.8
896.9
5 871.7
216.0
6 087.7
8 408.3
3.5
72.4
March
171.3
4 793.7
4 965.0
899.0
5 864.1
239.8
6 103.9
8 422.2
3.9
72.5
April
170.4
4 815.6
4 986.0
886.2
5 872.2
246.4
6 118.6
8 434.6
4.0
72.5
May
172.3
4 793.4
4 965.6
904.5
5 870.1
244.4
6 114.5
8 447.2
4.0
72.4
June
173.7
4 830.1
5 003.7
886.0
5 889.7
246.9
6 136.7
8 459.6
4.0
72.5
2008-2009
July
172.2
4 849.3
5 021.5
862.2
5 883.7
240.4
6 124.0
8 473.1
3.9
72.3
August
180.3
4 858.4
5 038.7
853.9
5 892.6
234.7
6 127.4
8 486.9
3.8
72.2
September
169.5
4 850.8
5 020.4
878.8
5 899.1
247.7
6 146.8
8 500.4
4.0
72.3
October
164.4
4 861.5
5 025.9
876.1
5 902.0
247.6
6 149.6
8 515.6
4.0
72.2
November
161.4
4 859.8
5 021.2
875.8
5 897.1
252.7
6 149.8
8 530.8
4.1
72.1
December
163.2
4 850.3
5 013.5
879.8
5 893.3
272.7
6 165.9
8 546.0
4.4
72.1

Seasonally adjusted - Percentage change from previous month

2008-2009
July
-0.8
0.4
0.4
-2.7
-0.1
-2.7
-0.2
0.2
-0.1
-0.3
August
4.7
0.2
0.3
-1.0
0.2
-2.3
0.1
0.2
-0.1
-0.1
September
-6.0
-0.2
-0.4
2.9
0.1
5.5
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.1
October
-3.0
0.2
0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
-0.1
November
-1.8
0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
2.1
0.0
0.2
0.1
-0.1
December
1.1
-0.2
-0.2
0.5
-0.1
7.9
0.3
0.2
0.3
0.1

Trend - Percentage change from previous month

2008-2009
July
-0.1
0.2
0.2
-0.7
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.1
August
-0.7
0.2
0.2
-0.4
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.1
September
-1.3
0.1
0.1
-0.1
0.1
1.1
0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.1
October
-1.6
0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
1.8
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.0
November
-1.6
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
2.0
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.0
December
-1.4
0.0
-0.1
0.4
0.0
2.0
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0

(a) For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.
(b) Series is non-seasonal. Original data provided instead of seasonally adjusted and trend data.
Source: Labour Force, Australia, cat. no. 6202.0

Labour Force Status of the Civilian Population, Females

Employed Full-time
Employed
Per cent(a)
Period
Aged 15-19 yrs
('000)
Aged 20 yrs and over
('000)
Total
('000)
Part-time
('000)
Total
('000)
Unempl-
oyed
('000)
Labour Force
('000)
Civilian Population aged 15 yrs and over
('000)
(b)
Unemploy-
ment rate
(%)
Partici-
pation rate
(%)

Annual average

2004-05
86.1
2 322.4
2 408.5
1 985.5
4 394.0
250.8
4 644.8
8 246.8
5.4
56.3
2005-06
82.6
2 375.4
2 458.0
2 062.3
4 520.3
242.3
4 762.6
8 347.1
5.1
57.1
2006-07
85.9
2 478.2
2 564.2
2 078.8
4 643.0
235.2
4 878.2
8 466.9
4.8
57.6

Annual average - Percentage change from previous year

2004-05
-0.2
4.0
3.9
2.6
3.3
-4.8
2.8
1.4
-0.4
0.8
2005-06
-4.1
2.3
2.1
3.9
2.9
-3.4
2.5
1.2
-0.3
0.7
2006-07
4.1
4.3
4.3
0.8
2.7
-2.9
2.4
1.4
-0.3
0.6

Seasonally adjusted unless footnoted

2007-2008
October
88.1
2 559.6
2 647.7
2 106.5
4 754.2
238.3
4 992.4
8 579.7
4.8
58.2
November
88.8
2 553.9
2 642.7
2 119.6
4 762.3
239.3
5 001.6
8 593.6
4.8
58.2
December
93.0
2 563.6
2 656.6
2 117.1
4 773.7
219.8
4 993.5
8 607.6
4.4
58.0
January
91.9
2 553.3
2 645.1
2 124.8
4 769.9
232.2
5 002.2
8 620.0
4.6
58.0
February
90.7
2 579.0
2 669.7
2 131.3
4 801.0
221.2
5 022.2
8 632.6
4.4
58.2
March
92.3
2 580.0
2 672.3
2 137.5
4 809.7
215.2
5 024.9
8 645.0
4.3
58.1
April
85.2
2 584.9
2 670.1
2 169.1
4 839.2
231.2
5 070.4
8 656.7
4.6
58.6
May
88.4
2 587.8
2 676.3
2 140.6
4 816.9
232.4
5 049.3
8 668.4
4.6
58.2
June
86.9
2 571.2
2 658.0
2 158.8
4 816.8
230.0
5 046.8
8 680.1
4.6
58.1
2008-2009
July
81.0
2 612.8
2 693.8
2 145.3
4 839.1
242.2
5 081.3
8 692.9
4.8
58.5
August
78.5
2 600.0
2 678.5
2 163.2
4 841.7
225.2
5 066.8
8 705.7
4.4
58.2
September
83.7
2 585.2
2 669.0
2 158.6
4 827.6
235.2
5 062.8
8 718.5
4.6
58.1
October
76.7
2 576.9
2 653.6
2 204.1
4 857.7
242.4
5 100.1
8 732.6
4.8
58.4
November
81.6
2 581.2
2 662.9
2 183.5
4 846.4
245.8
5 092.2
8 746.7
4.8
58.2
December
75.6
2 551.1
2 626.7
2 222.3
4 849.0
228.5
5 077.5
8 760.9
4.5
58.0

Seasonally adjusted - percentage change from previous month

2008-2009
July
-6.8
1.6
1.3
-0.6
0.5
5.3
0.7
0.1
0.2
0.3
August
-3.0
-0.5
-0.6
0.8
0.1
-7.0
-0.3
0.1
-0.3
-0.3
September
6.6
-0.6
-0.4
-0.2
-0.3
4.5
-0.1
0.1
0.2
-0.1
October
-8.5
-0.3
-0.6
2.1
0.6
3.1
0.7
0.2
0.1
0.3
November
6.5
0.2
0.3
-0.9
-0.2
1.4
-0.2
0.2
0.1
-0.2
December
-7.3
-1.2
-1.4
1.8
0.1
-7.1
-0.3
0.2
-0.3
-0.3

Trend - Percentage change from previous month

2008-2009
July
-2.0
0.1
0.0
0.2
0.1
1.0
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
August
-1.8
-0.1
-0.1
0.3
0.1
0.7
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
September
-1.5
-0.2
-0.2
0.5
0.1
0.4
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
October
-1.3
-0.2
-0.3
0.5
0.1
0.3
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
November
-1.2
-0.3
-0.3
0.5
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
December
-0.8
-0.3
-0.3
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0

(a) For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.
(b) Series is non-seasonal. Original data provided instead of seasonally adjusted and trend data.
Source: Labour Force, Australia, cat. no. 6202.0






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