6106.0 - Labour Statistics News, Feb 2010  
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The Forms of Employment Survey (FOES) provides data about the nature of employment arrangements in the Australian workforce. In particular, the November 2008 FOES was redeveloped to better capture information on independent contractors and other business operators. Information was also collected of people who found their current job through a labour hire firm/employment agency. The FOES provides information on a range of employment characteristics and arrangements, including fixed-term contracts, casual work, job flexibility and security, independent contracting, and the use of labour hire firms.

In January 2010, the Basic and Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) for FOES was released using data from the November 2008 survey. Information on the microdata within this CURF can be found in Labour Force Survey and Forms of Employment Survey, Australia: Basic and Expanded CURF, Technical Manual (cat. no. 6202.0.30.008). General information on CURFs, including how to obtain access to a CURF, can be found on the CURF Microdata Entry page.

For more information please contact Michael Gerrity on (02) 6252 5514 or email <m.gerrity@abs.gov.au>.

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