1304.6 - Tasmanian Key Indicators, Dec 2009  
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Image: Labour ForceLABOUR FORCE

Source
Tas. value
Aust. value
Change previous month (Tas)
Change corresponding month previous year (Tas)

Dec 2009
Unemployment rate(a) - trend
5.5%
5.6%
0.1 pts(b)
1.1 pts(b)
No. of unemployed persons(a) - trend
13 400
648 200
2.1%(b)
22.5%(b)
No. of employed persons(a) - trend
231 600
10 884 300
-0.2%(b)
-3.4%(b)
Participation rate(a) - trend
60.1%
65.2%
-0.1 pts(b)
-2.1 pts(b)
2006
No. of volunteers(c) ('000)
130.9
5 226.5
..
..
Volunteer rate(c)
36.0%
34.1%
..
..
Total annual hours of voluntary work(c)
17.7 million
713.1 million
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..
Median annual hours of voluntary work(c)
55
56
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..

.. not applicable
(a) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(b) Estimates of change have been calculated using unrounded estimates, and may be different from, but are more accurate than, movements obtained from the rounded estimates.
(c) Persons aged 18 years and over.

More Detailed Source Information
Labour Force, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6202.0)
Voluntary Work, Australia (ABS cat. no. 4441.0)