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Employed Persons by Industry
In original terms, Queensland's total number of job vacancies increased to 38,500 in August 2007 from 35,600 in May 2007. The August 2007 vacancies were 3.3% lower than in August 2006. Public sector vacancies accounted for around one in ten (11%) of total job vacancies in August 2007.
Further information on this topic can be accessed at Job Vacancies, Australia (cat. no. 6354.0). This publication is released quarterly.EMPLOYED PERSONS
In October 2007, total employment in Queensland in trend terms rose to 2,145,100 persons. Full-time employed persons (1,558,900) accounted for 73% of total employed persons. Males accounted for 65% of full-time employed persons and 55% of total employed persons.
The trend estimate of the number of unemployed persons in Queensland for October 2007 was 84,900 persons. This equates to an unemployment rate of 3.8%. Since July 2004, the Queensland unemployment rate has been lower than the national unemployment rate.
Females accounted for 52% of the number of unemployed persons in Queensland in October 2007 and had an unemployment rate of 4.3%. The corresponding male unemployment rate was 3.4%. Females have had higher rates of unemployment than their male counterparts since May 2002.
The trend estimate of the participation rate for Queensland in October 2007 was 67.2%. This rate is 3.4% higher than October 1997. Queensland has consistently recorded higher participation rates than the national average.
For Queensland, the trend participation rate for females has been over 60% since July 2006, and increased slightly to 60.6% in October 2007. This is an 8.6% increase on the female participation rate recorded in October 1997. The male participation rate in October 2007 was 73.8%, a decrease of -0.6% on the rate recorded for October 1997.
Further information on these topics can be accessed at Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) and Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets (cat. no. 6202.0.55.001) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. These publications are released monthly.EMPLOYED PERSONS BY INDUSTRY
There were 2,126,600 employed persons in Queensland in August 2007. The industries with the most number of employed persons were Retail trade (324,700), Property and business services (257,400) and Construction (225,100). Those industries employing the least number of persons included Electricity, gas and water (14,700), Communication services (31,600) and Mining (37,500).
In the year August 2006 to August 2007, the greatest increase of employed persons occurred in Cultural and recreational services (33%). In the same period, Finance and Insurance had the greatest decrease in employed persons with a reduction of 18%.
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