WHAT'S NEW IN THE LABOUR FORCE
NEW LABOUR FORCE OUTPUTS
New Labour Force outputs will be implemented with the May 2015 issues (released in June 2015) of this publication, the detailed monthly publication (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001) and the detailed quarterly publication (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003). The April 2015 issues will be the final release of the existing monthly Labour Force outputs and the February 2015 issue was the last release of the existing detailed quarterly outputs.
Following the release of the April 2015 outputs, the ABS will publish the same data as at the April 2015 issues according to the new Labour Force spreadsheets and data cubes. This will allow users to fully test systems and become familiar with the new outputs before their official first release with the May 2015 issues (released in June 2015).
Blank templates for the new Labour Force outputs were released in October 2014 attached to the Information Paper: Forthcoming Changes to Labour Force Statistics, October 2014 (cat. no. 6292.0). These templates reflect the new outputs and are available to assist clients to prepare for the changed outputs. Clients who rely on the Labour Force spreadsheets and data cubes are encouraged to use the templates to ensure that their processes can continue to access the correct data once the new outputs are implemented. This information paper also describes changes that will be made to the tables included in this publication.
The new outputs result from a review conducted in 2010-11 of the labour household survey program. The outcomes of the review were announced in 2012 but implementation has been delayed while priority was given to investigations into recent Labour Force results, the annual seasonal reanalysis and ensuring that testing of the system producing the new outputs is comprehensive.