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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Sep 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/10/2014   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Aug 2014
Sep 2014
Aug 14 to Sep 14
Sep 13 to Sep 14

Trend
Employed persons ('000)
11 599.3
11 604.9
5.6
1.2
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
740.9
745.5
4.6
6.7
%
Unemployment rate (%)
6.0
6.0
0.0
pts
0.3
pts
Participation rate (%)
64.6
64.6
0.0
pts
-0.2
pts
Seasonally Adjusted
Employed persons ('000)
11 622.2
11 592.5
-29.7
1.1
%
Unemployed persons ('000)
735.5
746.6
11.0
7.5
%
Unemployment rate (%)
6.0
6.1
0.1
pts
0.3
pts
Participation rate (%)
64.7
64.5
-0.2
pts
-0.2
pts


Employed Persons
Graph: Employed Persons

Unemployment Rate
Graph: Unemployment Rate




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


REVISED SEASONALLY ADJUSTED SERIES
  • The seasonal pattern previously evident for the July, August and September months is not apparent in 2014. The seasonal factors for these months have been set to one resulting in revised seasonally adjusted estimates. For details see pages 4-7.


TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment increased to 11,604,900.
  • Unemployment increased to 745,500.
  • Unemployment rate remained steady at 6.0%.
  • Participation rate remained steady at 64.6%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked decreased 1.4 million hours (0.1%) to 1,604.2 million hours.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
  • Employment decreased 29,700 to 11,592,500. Full-time employment increased 21,600 to 8,028,900 and part-time employment decreased 51,300 to 3,563,600.
  • Unemployment increased 11,000 to 746,600. The number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work increased 6,600 to 525,700 and the number of unemployed persons only looking for part-time work increased 4,400 to 220,800.
  • Unemployment rate increased 0.1 pts to at 6.1% from a revised August 2014 estimate.
  • Participation rate decreased 0.2 pts to 64.5%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked decreased 15.0 million hours (0.9%) to 1 ,591.3 million hours.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2014 6 November 2014
November 2014 11 December 2014
December 2014 15 January 2015
January 2015 12 February 2015
February 2015 12 March 2015
March 2015 9 April 2015



CHANGES IN THIS AND UPCOMING ISSUES

For information on changes to Labour Force outputs, refer to 'Changes in this and upcoming Labour Force Issues' on pages 8-9.


ROUNDING

Estimates of change 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 AUGUST 2014 AND SEPTEMBER 2014

Monthly change
95% Confidence interval

Total Employment
-29 700
-87 300
to
27 900
Total Unemployment
11 000
-27 000
to
49 000
Unemployment rate
0.1 pts
-0.3 pts
to
0.5 pts
Participation rate
-0.2 pts
-0.6 pts
to
0.2 pts




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