Australian Bureau of Statistics
6206.0 - Labour Force Experience, Australia, February 1997
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/08/1997
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Female labour force participation continues to rise
While female participation in the Australian labour force has continued to increase, participation by men has remained steady, according to figures in Labour Force Experience, Australia, February 1997 released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Labour force participation of females aged 15 to 69 has steadily increased from 63 per cent in 1987 to 70 per cent in 1997. By comparison, the publication shows that 85 per cent of males aged between 15 and 69 were either working or looking for work during the 12 months to February 1997. This has remained relatively steady for all years since 1987.
Other findings show that, of the 12,739,300 civilians aged 15 to 69 years old, in the 12 months to February:
Copies of the publication Labour Force Experience, Australia, February 1997 (cat. no. 6206.0) are available from ABS Bookshops.
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