Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Catalogue Number
6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Mar 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/04/2014   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product

MARCH KEY FIGURES

Feb 2014
Mar 2014
Feb 14 to Mar 14
Mar 13 to Mar 14

Trend
Employed persons ('000)
11 517.4
11 531.6
14.2
0.7
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
727.1
730.4
3.2
9.2
%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.9
6.0
0.0
pts
0.4
pts
Participation rate (%)
64.7
64.7
0.0
pts
-0.4
pts
Seasonally Adjusted
Employed persons ('000)
11 535.0
11 553.2
18.1
1.1
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
743.1
713.2
-29.9
5.3
%
Unemployment rate (%)
6.1
5.8
-0.2
pts
0.2
pts
Participation rate (%)
64.9
64.7
-0.2
pts
-0.3
pts


Employed Persons
Graph: Employed Persons

Unemployment Rate
Graph: Unemployment Rate




MARCH KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased to 11,531,600.
  • Unemployment increased to 730,400 from a revised February 2014 estimate.
  • Unemployment rate increased by less than 0.1 pts to 6.0%.
  • Participation rate remained steady at 64.7%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked increased 2.8 million hours (0.2%) to 1,615.6 million hours.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased 18,100 to 11,553,200. Full-time employment decreased 22,100 to 8,029,100 and part-time employment increased 40,200 to 3,524,000.
  • Unemployment decreased 29,900 (4.0%) to 713,200. The number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work decreased 16,700 to 509,800 and the number of unemployed persons only looking for part-time work decreased 13,300 to 203,400.
  • The unemployment rate decreased 0.2 pts to 5.8%, based on unrounded estimates.
  • Participation rate decreased 0.2 pts to 64.7%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked increased 8.0 million hours (0.5%) to 1,617.2 million hours.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
April 2014 8 May 2014
May 2014 12 June 2014
June 2014 10 July 2014
July 2014 7 August 2014
August 2014 11 September 2014
September 2014 9 October 2014



ROUNDING

Estimates of monthly and quarterly changes shown on the front cover and used in the commentary 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 Standard Errors section). 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 FEBRUARY 2014 AND MARCH 2014

Monthly change
95% Confidence interval

Total Employment
18 100
-39 300
to
75 500
Total Unemployment
-29 900
-70 300
to
10 500
Unemployment rate
-0.2 pts
-0.6 pts
to
0.2 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\>.


Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.