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NOVEMBER 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 fell rapidly from 920,700 in September 1993 to 728,200 in July 1995. The trend estimate then rose to 771,700 in February 1997, before falling to 583,400 in September 2000. After rising to 685,100 in October 2001, the trend estimate has generally fallen to stand at 548,600 in November 2004.
The trend unemployment rate fell rapidly from 10.7% in August 1993 to 8.1% in July 1995. The trend estimate then rose slowly, reaching 8.4% in February 1997, before falling to 6.1% in September 2000. After rising to 7.0% in October 2001, the trend estimate has since fallen to stand at 5.3% in November 2004.
EMPLOYED PERSONS TREND ESTIMATES
From a low of 4,392,700 in December 1992, the trend estimate of employed males rose to 5,054,500 in September 2000. The trend then fell to 5,030,200 in February 2001, before generally rising to stand at 5,394,200 in November 2004.
MALES EMPLOYED FULL TIME
From a low of 3,939,500 in November 1992, the trend estimate of males employed full time rose to 4,216,000 in April 1996. After remaining stable for a year, the trend then rose to 4,401,000 in August 2000. The trend then fell to 4,337,000 in July 2001, before generally rising to stand at 4,584,400 in November 2004.
MALES EMPLOYED PART TIME
The trend estimate of males employed part time has risen 59% over the last 10 years, rising from 509,000 in November 1994 to 809,700 in November 2004.
The trend estimate of employed females rose from 3,244,700 in December 1992 to 4,245,300 in March 2003, with strong growth before mid 1995 and in late 2002. The trend estimate then fell to 4,222,000 in July 2003, before rising to stand at 4,376,500 in November 2004.
FEMALES EMPLOYED FULL TIME
The trend estimate of females employed full time generally rose from 1,865,500 in August 1992 to 2,266,600 in March 2001. The trend then decreased to 2,216,400 in February 2002, before generally rising to stand at 2,410,600 in November 2004.
FEMALES EMPLOYED PART TIME
The trend estimate of females employed part time has risen steadily over the last 10 years. The November 2004 trend estimate of 1,965,900 is 34% higher than the November 1994 estimate of 1,464,900.
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