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Investigation into improving the measurement of job change

With increasing mobility within the labour market there has been more demand for information on measuring the resulting job change. As the dynamics within the labour market have changed, so has the concept of a change in job evolved, particularly as flexibility has become an increasingly prominent element of the modern workforce. As a result, there is interest in measuring how much change is occurring, as well as the nature and the degree of job change.

This project will involve the review of job characteristics which are currently included within the measure of job change, including what a change in these characteristics means. From this review it is expected that the ABS will be able to improve its measurement of job change in its existing statistics, through development work for the Labour Force Survey, Job Search Experience Survey and Labour Mobility Survey. Preliminary findings have already been implemented in the Job Search Experience Survey scheduled for 2011.

For more information please contact Michael Gerrity on (02) 6252 5514 or email <m.gerrity@abs.gov.au>.

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