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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jun 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/07/2012   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

May 2012
Jun 2012
May 12 to Jun 12
Jun 11 to Jun 12

Trend
Employed persons ('000)
11 507.0
11 517.6
10.6
0.7
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
621.7
622.8
1.1
2.4
%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.1
5.1
0.0
pts
0.1
pts
Participation rate (%)
65.3
65.3
0.0
pts
-0.3
pts
Seasonally Adjusted
Employed persons ('000)
11 527.5
11 500.5
-27.0
0.4
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
624.2
631.3
7.2
5.9
%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.1
5.2
0.1
pts
0.3
pts
Participation rate (%)
65.4
65.2
-0.2
pts
-0.3
pts


Employed Persons
Graph: Employed Persons

Unemployment Rate
Graph: Unemployment Rate




JUNE KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased to 11,517,600.
  • Unemployment increased to 622,800.
  • Unemployment rate steady at 5.1%.
  • Participation rate steady at 65.3%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked decreased to 1,617.9 million hours.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment decreased 27,000 (0.2%) to 11,500,500. Full-time employment decreased 33,500 to 8,065,500 and part-time employment increased 6,600 to 3,435,000.
  • Unemployment increased 7,200 (1.1%) to 631,300. The number of persons looking for full-time work increased 7,800 to 438,300 and the number of persons looking for part-time work decreased to 193,000.
  • The unemployment rate increased 0.1 pts to 5.2%. The male unemployment rate increased 0.1 pts to 4.9% and the female unemployment rate was steady at 5.5%.
  • The participation rate decreased 0.2 pts to 65.2%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked decreased 19.6 million hours to 1,602.1 million hours.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2012 9 August 2012
August 2012 6 September 2012
September 2012 11 October 2012
October 2012 8 November 2012
November 2012 6 December 2012
December 2012 17 January 2013



ROUNDING

Estimates of monthly change shown on the front cover have been calculated using unrounded estimates, and may be different from, but are more accurate than, movements obtained from the rounded estimates. The graphs on the front cover also depict unrounded estimates.


SAMPLING ERROR

The estimates in this publication are based on a sample survey. Published estimates and the movements derived from them are subject to sampling variability. Standard errors give a measure of sampling variability (see pages 34 and 35 of the publication). The interval bounded by two standard errors is the 95% confidence interval, which provides a way of looking at the variability inherent in estimates. There is a 95% chance that the true value of the estimate lies within that interval.

MOVEMENTS IN SEASONALLY ADJUSTED SERIES BETWEEN MAY 2012 AND JUNE 2012

Monthly change
95% Confidence interval

Total Employment
-27 000
-82 000
to
28 000
Total Unemployment
7 200
-24 400
to
38 800
Unemployment rate
0.1 pts
-0.1 pts
to
0.3 pts
Participation rate
-0.2 pts
-0.6 pts
to
0.2 pts




INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, email client.services@abs.gov.au or Labour Force on Canberra (02) 6252 6525, email labourforce@abs.gov.au\>.


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