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1350.0 - Australian Economic Indicators, Mar 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/02/2009   
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LABOUR FORCE

Employment index(a)

Period
United
States
Japan
Germany
France
Italy
United
King-
dom
Canada
OECD
Major 7
(b)
Australia
New
Zealand

Annual (2000 = 100.0)

2005-06
104.6
98.8
102.0
103.5
107.9
102.7
110.6
103.4
112.0
116.2
2006-07
106.3
99.4
104.2
105.0
109.2
103.4
112.9
104.8
115.0
118.0
2007-08
106.7
99.4
106.3
106.9
110.8
104.6
115.4
105.7
118.0
119.4

Quarterly (2000 = 100.0)

2006-2007
December
106.7
99.3
104.5
104.8
109.1
103.6
112.4
105.0
115.0
118.1
March
105.7
97.9
103.5
105.1
108.2
103.0
111.3
104.0
114.7
118.6
June
106.7
100.5
105.0
105.7
110.5
103.4
114.5
105.5
116.2
118.8
2007-2008
September
107.2
99.9
106.5
106.2
111.0
104.3
115.9
106.0
116.9
118.5
December
107.2
99.6
106.8
106.8
110.5
104.8
115.1
106.0
118.1
121.0
March
105.7
98.0
105.8
107.3
109.8
104.7
113.7
104.9
118.1
118.3
June
106.8
100.1
106.2
107.4
111.8
104.8
116.7
106.0
119.1
119.7
2008-2009
September
106.7
99.3
108.6
107.5
111.5
104.9
117.5
106.1
119.5
119.6
December
105.6
98.8
nya
nya
nya
nya
116.0
nya
120.0
nya

nya not yet available
(a) All series are total employment except the United States, France, Canada and Australia which are civilian employment.
(b) The major seven countries comprise: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD

Standardised unemployment rates, (from Table 10.12) Seasonally adjusted
Graph: Standardised unemployment rates, seasonally adjusted from table 10.12. Showing Australia, UK, USA and Japan.

Unemployment rate(a)

Period
United States
Japan
Germany(b)
France
Italy
United Kingdom
Canada
OECD Major 7(c)
Australia
New Zealand

ANNUAL AVERAGE (PER CENT)

2005-06
4.8
4.3
10.4
9.4
7.4
5.1
6.5
6.0
5.0
3.7
2006-07
4.5
4.0
9.1
8.8
6.3
5.4
6.2
5.5
4.5
3.7
2007-08
4.9
3.9
7.8
7.8
6.5
5.2
6.0
5.5
4.2
3.6

Monthly (per cent)

2007-2008
October
4.8
4.0
8.1
8.0
6.4
5.1
5.8
5.5
4.4
na
November
4.7
3.8
8.0
7.8
6.4
5.0
5.9
5.4
4.4
na
December
4.9
3.8
7.9
7.7
6.4
5.1
6.0
5.4
4.2
3.4
January
4.9
3.8
7.7
7.7
6.7
5.1
5.8
5.4
4.1
na
February
4.8
3.9
7.6
7.6
6.7
5.1
5.8
5.4
3.9
na
March
5.1
3.8
7.5
7.6
6.7
5.2
6.0
5.5
4.1
3.7
April
5.0
4.0
7.4
7.7
6.8
5.2
6.1
5.5
4.3
na
May
5.5
4.0
7.4
7.7
6.8
5.4
6.1
5.7
4.3
na
June
5.6
4.1
7.3
7.7
6.8
5.5
6.2
5.8
4.3
3.9
2008-2009
July
5.8
4.0
7.3
7.7
6.7
5.7
6.1
5.8
4.3
na
August
6.2
4.2
7.2
7.7
6.7
5.8
6.1
6.0
4.1
na
September
6.2
4.0
7.2
7.8
6.7
5.9
6.1
6.1
4.3
4.2
October
6.6
3.7
7.1
7.9
nya
6.1
6.2
6.2
4.4
na
November
6.8
4.0
7.1
8.0
nya
nya
6.4
6.3
4.4
na
December
7.2
4.5
7.2
8.1
nya
nya
6.6
6.6
4.5
nya

na not available
nya not yet available
(a) All series are OECD standardised unemployment rate.
(b) This series has been revised due to incorporation of the results of the new continuous European Union Labour Force Survey for Germany.
(c) The OECD Major 7 consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD






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