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6106.0 - Labour Statistics News, August 2009  
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ARTICLES AND ANALYSIS




Aggregate Monthly Hours Worked

This article highlights the new measure of hours worked, namely aggregate monthly hours worked, which is the total number of hours actually worked in Australia in a calendar month. The seasonally adjusted and trend estimates allow a direct time series comparison of the hours worked by Australians.

This article was published in the July 2009 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0).


Work and Family Balance

This article looks at work and family balance of employed people who care for children, including their working arrangements, child care arrangements, and perceptions of time stress. The article uses data from the 2007 Survey of Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation (SEARS).

This article was published in the April 2009 issue of Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0).


Job Flexibility of Casual Employees

With an increase in the variety of employment other than the 'traditional' arrangement of full-time, ongoing wage or salary jobs with regular hours and paid leave, there is increasing interest in casual employees. This article focuses on aspects of job flexibility for casual employees using data from the 2007 Survey of Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation (SEARS).

This article was published in the April 2009 issue of Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0).


Jurisdictional coverage

This article presents estimates from August 2008 of the proportion of employees in the federal and state workplace relations systems for pay-setting purposes, including the coverage across each of the states and territories, using data from the Employee Earnings and Hours (EEH) survey.

This article was published in the July 2009 issue of Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0).


Independent contractors

With the recent changes in the nature of employment relationships, and the introduction of new workplace relations and independent contractor legislation, there has been an increased interest in the extent of independent contracting and the working conditions of independent contractors. As a result, the ABS revised the annual Forms of Employment Survey (FOES) to better measure the number of employed people who work as independent contractors. This article provides an overview of the working arrangements and conditions of independent contractors as well as other business operators and employees.

This article was published in the July 2009 issue of Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0).


Interpreting Gross Flows

This article outlines the gross flows data available each month from the Labour Force Survey. This data makes use of the common sample between months to provide an understanding of movements in labour force status.

This article was published in the April 2009 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0).


Historical Labour underutilisation

This article provides analysis of the quarterly labour force underutilisation rate (LFUR) for the time period of February 1978 - May 2009. The LFUR provides a measure of the level of available, but unused, labour within the labour force. This article looks at the difference in labour force underutilisation rates for males and females and for each of the states and territories.

This article was published in the July 2009 issue of Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0).


Underutilisation in the economic downturn

This article highlights recent changes in labour force underutilisation and explores the changes in quarterly unemployment and underemployment for particular populations, in order to identify the underlying trends which have contributed to the recent increases in the labour force underutilisation rate.

This article was published in the July 2009 issue of Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0).


Extended labour force underutilisation rate

ABS extended labour force underutilisation rate (ELFUR) provides the broadest ABS measure of underutilised labour resources in Australia and has been published annually as a companion rate to the labour force underutilisation rate (LFUR). This article provides an outline of the population groups included in the ELFUR, as well as the data source and reference period.

This article was published in the July 2009 issue of Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0).


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