6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jun 2019 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY FIGURES


May 19
Jun 19
May 19 to Jun 19
Jun 18 to Jun 19

Trend
Employed persons ('000)
12,849.4
12,875.7
26.3
2.6%
Unemployed persons ('000)
697.0
701.7
4.7
-1.6%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.2
5.2
0.0 pts
-0.2 pts
Underemployment rate (%)
8.3
8.3
0.0 pts
-0.2 pts
Participation rate (%)
65.9
66.0
0.1 pts
0.4 pts
Monthly hours worked in all jobs ('000 000)
1,777.4
1,778.0
0.6
2.0%

Seasonally Adjusted
Employed persons ('000)
12,871.2
12,871.7
0.5
2.4%
Unemployed persons ('000)
704.9
711.5
6.6
0.9%
Unemployment rate (%)
5.2
5.2
0.0 pts
-0.1 pts
Underemployment rate (%)
8.6
8.2
-0.4 pts
-0.4 pts
Participation rate (%)
66.0
66.0
0.0 pts
0.3 pts
Monthly hours worked in all jobs ('000 000)
1,774.0
1,773.9
-0.1
1.6%



EMPLOYED PERSONS
GRAPH 1. EMPLOYED PERSONS, June 2014 to June 2019

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
GRAPH 2. UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, June 2014 to June 2019





JUNE KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES
  • Employment increased 26,300 to 12,875,700 persons. Full-time employment increased 15,000 to 8,816,200 persons and part-time employment increased 11,300 to 4,059,600 persons.
  • Unemployment increased 4,700 to 701,700 persons.
  • Unemployment rate remained steady at 5.2%.
  • Participation rate increased 0.1 pts to 66.0%.
  • Monthly hours worked in all jobs increased 0.6 million hours to 1,778.0 million hours.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • Employment increased 500 to 12,871,700 persons. Full-time employment increased 21,100 to 8,815,600 persons and part-time employment decreased 20,600 to 4,056,100 persons.
  • Unemployment increased 6,600 to 711,500 persons.
  • Unemployment rate remained steady at 5.2%.
  • Participation rate remained steady at 66.0%.
  • Monthly hours worked in all jobs decreased 0.1 million hours to 1,773.9 million hours.


LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION
  • The monthly trend underemployment rate remained steady at 8.3%. The monthly underutilisation rate remained steady at 13.5%.
  • The monthly seasonally adjusted underemployment rate decreased 0.4 pts to 8.2%. The monthly underutilisation rate decreased 0.3 pts to 13.4%.



NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

IssueRelease Date
July 201915 August 2019
August 201919 September 2019
September 201917 October 2019
October 201914 November 2019
November 201919 December 2019
December 201923 January 2020




ROUNDING

Estimates of changes in the commentary have been calculated using unrounded estimates, and may be different from, but are more accurate than, movement obtained from the rounded estimates. Graphs also depict unrounded estimates.


SAMPLING ERROR

The estimates in this publication are based on a sample survey. Published estimates and movements are subject to sampling variability. Standard errors give a measure of sampling variability. The interval bounded by two standard errors is the 95% confidence interval, which provides a way of looking at the variability inherent in estimates. There is a 95% chance that the true value of the estimate lies within that interval.

MOVEMENTS IN SEASONALLY ADJUSTED SERIES BETWEEN MAY 2019 AND JUNE 2019

Monthly change
95% Confidence interval

Total Employment
500
-60,700
to
61,700
Total Unemployment
6,600
-30,000
to
43,200
Unemployment rate
0.0 pts
-0.2 pts
to
0.2 pts
Participation rate
0.0 pts
-0.4 pts
to
0.4 pts



INQUIRIES

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