6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jun 2008 Quality Declaration 
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PRINCIPAL LABOUR FORCE SERIES TREND ESTIMATES


EMPLOYED PERSONS

The trend estimate of employed persons rose from 8,617,800 in June 1998 to 9,056,500 in September 2000. The trend then fell slightly to 9,037,500 in December 2000, before generally rising to stand at a high of 10,713,300 in June 2008.

Graph: Employed persons


UNEMPLOYED PERSONS

The trend estimate of unemployed persons generally fell from 728,300 in June 1998 to 582,800 in September 2000, before rising to 681,000 in October 2001. The trend generally fell to 460,000 in February 2008, before rising slightly to stand at 474,200 in June 2008.

Graph: Unemployed persons


UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

The trend unemployment rate generally fell from 7.8% in June 1998 to 6.0% in September 2000, before rising to 7.0% in October 2001. The trend generally fell to 4.1% in March 2008, before rising slightly to stand at 4.2% in June 2008.

Graph: Unemployment rate