6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jun 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/07/2009   
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UNEMPLOYED PERSONS TREND ESTIMATES


UNEMPLOYED MALES


TOTAL

The trend estimate of unemployed males fell from 376,500 in June 1999 to 342,000 in August 2000, before rising to 392,100 in September 2001. The trend estimate then generally fell to 234,300 in March 2008, before rising for fifteen consecutive months to 378,500 in June 2009.

Graph: Total


MALES LOOKING FOR FULL TIME WORK

The trend estimate of males looking for full time work decreased from 320,800 in June 1999 to 287,800 in July 2000. The trend then rose to 327,900 in October 2001, before generally falling to 181,200 in March 2008. The trend has since risen for fifteen consecutive months to 311,100 in June 2009.

Graph: Males looking for full-time work


MALES LOOKING FOR PART TIME WORK

The trend estimate of males looking for part time work generally rose from 55,600 in June 1999 to 65,900 in October 2002. The trend then generally fell to a low of 50,500 in March 2007 before rising to 67,500 in June 2009.

Graph: Males looking for part-time work


UNEMPLOYED FEMALES


TOTAL

The trend estimate of unemployed females generally fell from 271,200 in June 1999 to 239,700 in September 2000. The trend then rose to 290,200 in October 2001. Although fluctuating, the trend generally fell, reaching a low of 226,200 in March 2008 before rising to 289,900 in June 2009.

Graph: Total


FEMALES LOOKING FOR FULL TIME WORK

The trend estimate for females looking for full time work stood at 176,700 in June 1999 before generally falling to 152,600 in September 2000. The trend then rose to 187,800 in October 2001, the trend fluctuated before falling to a low of 130,000 in February 2008, the trend has since continued to rise to 187,500 in June 2009.

Graph: Females looking for full-time work


FEMALES LOOKING FOR PART TIME WORK

The trend estimate of females looking for part time work generally fell from 94,500 in June 1999 to 87,100 in October 2000 before rising to 109,300 in April 2001. The trend fell to a low of 87,000 in October 2006, and has generally fluctuated upwards to 102,400 in June 2009.

Graph: Females looking for part-time work