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JANUARY KEY FIGURES
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
Estimates of monthly change shown on the front cover 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.
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The trend estimate of unemployed persons rose from 728,100 in July 1995 to 771,800 in February 1997. The trend then fell to 583,300 in September 2000, before rising to 685,100 in October 2001. The trend has since generally fallen to stand at 526,400 in January 2005.
The trend unemployment rate rose slowly from 8.1% in July 1995 to 8.4% in February 1997. After falling to 6.1% in September 2000, the trend then rose to 7.0% in October 2001. The trend has since generally fallen to stand at 5.1% in January 2005.
EMPLOYED PERSONS TREND ESTIMATES
MALES EMPLOYED FULL TIME
After rising to 4,216,000 in April 1996, the trend estimate for males employed full time remained stable for a year before increasing to 4,401,100 in August 2000. The trend then fell to 4,336,900 in June 2001, before generally rising to stand at 4,605,200 in January 2005.
MALES AGED 15-19 YEARS
After falling from a high of 159,900 in March 1995 to 141,100 in June 1997, the trend estimate of males aged 15 to 19 years employed full time fluctuated for the next three years before falling to 135,900 in February 2001. The trend then generally rose to 155,500 in January 2004, before falling to 147,200 in August 2004. Since then the trend has risen to stand at 159,200 in January 2005.
MALES AGED 20 YEARS AND OVER
The trend estimate of males aged 20 years and over employed full time rose gradually from 3,974,300 in January 1995 to a high of 4,256,400 in August 2000. After a slight fall to 4,193,000 in July 2001, the trend has generally risen to stand at 4,446,000 in January 2005.
FEMALES EMPLOYED FULL TIME
The trend estimate of females employed full time generally rose from 1,982,600 in January 1995 to 2,266,500 in March 2001. The trend then fell to 2,216,000 in January 2002 before gradually rising to stand at 2,417,200 in January 2005.
FEMALES AGED 15-19 YEARS
The trend estimate of females aged 15 to 19 years employed full time generally fell from 90,800 in January 1995 to a low of 74,000 in August 1998. The trend then rose to 89,100 in February 2001, before falling to 76,500 in April 2002. Although fluctuating over the last two years, the trend has since increased to stand at 89,400 in January 2005.
FEMALES AGED 20 YEARS AND OVER
After remaining steady for the preceeding two years, the trend estimate of females aged 20 years and over employed full time rose from 1,985,900 in June 1997 to 2,177,700 in March 2001. After falling slightly to 2,135,800 in December 2001, the trend has since risen to stand at 2,327,800 in January 2005.
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