The ABS re-benchmarks Labour Force data once a quarter (ahead of the release of February, May, August and November issues) to ensure the estimates are based on the most up to date population benchmarks. This publication presents the estimates up to April 2016 based on the revised population benchmarks.
Revisions to original data resulting from rebenchmarking are usually confined to the previous 22 months. Detailed information on the extent of revisions resulting from rebenchmarking can be derived by comparing the data released in this issue and the data released in the April 2016 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) on 19 May 2016.
Incorporating the latest revised population benchmarks has resulted in minor revisions across the Labour Force series. The population benchmarks were revised from July 2014 to April 2016, however minor revisions to seasonally adjusted and trend estimates will also occur throughout the time series due to concurrent seasonal adjustment.
Further information on the rebenchmarking process is included in the February 2015 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0).
The release of rebenchmarked data to April 2016 represents the fourth consecutive quarterly rebenchmarking of Labour Force data. Starting with the next issue, the ABS will discontinue this summary document and release the product as a data-only release.
Users of this rebenchmarking product are encouraged to compare data with that included in the previous release of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0).