1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2009–10  
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The information contained in this chapter presents a picture of the labour market in Australia. Unlike other statistics that have a particular economic or social focus, labour statistics cut across both dimensions, and in so doing they provide useful insights into economic and community life in Australia.

This chapter provides a broad overview of the Australian labour market. It briefly describes key labour statistics concepts and measures (e.g. employment, unemployment and labour underutilisation, hours worked, job vacancies, earnings, industrial disputes); highlights the main features of the Australian labour market in 2008-09; examines developments in the Australian labour market over the medium and long-term; and presents more detailed analysis of a number of issues impacting on the Australian labour market.

The chapter contains two articles - Independent Contractors and Interstate Commuters.

This section contains the following subsection :
      Labour market statistics
      Labour force
      Employed people
      Independent contractors (Article)
      Interstate commuters (Article)
      Unemployed people
      Underutilised labour
      Persons not in the labour force
      Workplace relations
      Job vacancies
      Labour Bibliography

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