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This is the first issue of Job Vacancies, Australia since May 2008, due to the suspension of the Job Vacancies Survey in 2008-09.
Caution should be used when comparing estimates from November 2009 onwards with estimates for May 2008 and previous periods, due to the changes outlined below:
Further information on this topic can be accessed at Job Vacancies, Australia (cat. no. 6354.0).
In June 2010, total employment in Queensland in trend terms rose 0.3% to 2,292,500 persons, the eleventh monthly rise following six consecutive monthly decreases. Full-time employed persons (1,638,700) accounted for 71% of total employed persons. Males accounted for 64% of full-time employed persons and 54% of total employed persons. Females accounted for 36% of full-time employed persons and 46% of total employed persons.
Employed Persons, Queensland: Trend
The trend estimate of the number of unemployed persons in Queensland for June 2010 was 130,900 persons. This equates to an unemployment rate of 5.4%. In trend estimate terms, the Queensland unemployment rate has fallen or been steady for the last eight months (from November 2009). Queensland's unemployment rate has been higher than the national rate since June 2009.
In Queensland in June 2010, the male unemployment rate was 5.2% and the female unemployment rate was 5.7%. From November 2008 to February 2010, female unemployment rates were lower than male unemployment rates, but since then the male unemployment rate has been lower.
The trend estimate of the participation rate for Queensland in June 2010 rose 0.1% to 67.7%. This rate is 2.7 percentage points higher than in June 2000. Queensland has recorded participation rates equal to or higher than the national average since September 1988.
Participation Rate: Trend
For Queensland, the trend participation rate for females has been over 60% since June 2006 and recorded 61.2% in June 2010. This is a 4.6 percentage points increase over the female participation rate recorded in June 2000. The male participation rate in June 2010 was 74.3% which was 0.6 percentage points lower than the rate recorded for June 2000.
Further information on these topics can be accessed at Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) or by contacting the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. These publications are released monthly.
Employed Persons by Industry
There were 2,286,300 employed persons in Queensland in May 2010. The five industries with the most number of employed persons were Retail trade (260,100), Health care and social assistance (257,100), Construction (230,400), Manufacturing (192,000), and Accommodation and food services (170,600). Those industries employing the least number of persons included Electricity, gas, water and waste services (28,300), Information, media and telecommunications (30,400),and Arts and recreation services (37,600).
The five industries with the most number of employed persons accounted for almost 48% of Queensland's employed persons.
In the year May 2009 to May 2010, the greatest proportional increase of employed persons occurred in the Administrative and Support Services (30%). In the same period, Information Media and Telecommunications had the greatest proportional decrease in employed persons with a reduction of 23%.
Note: Employed persons by industry has been reported in original terms and cannot be directly compared with the trend estimates reported for Labour Force.
For more detailed information on this topic, please refer to Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003) or contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.