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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.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Rebecca Cash on Canberra (02) 6252 6525.
The trend estimate of unemployed persons rose from 736,700 in November 1995 to 771,800 in February 1997. The trend then generally fell to 583,400 in September 2000 before rising to 685,500 in October 2001. The trend then fell to 532,700 in July 2005 before rising to stand at 541,500 in November 2005.
The trend unemployment rate rose from 8.1% in November 1995 to 8.4% in February 1997, before falling to 6.1% in September 2000. After rising to 7.0% in October 2001, the trend has since generally fallen to stand at 5.1% in November 2005.
EMPLOYED PERSONS TREND ESTIMATES
The trend estimate of employed males rose from 4,724,900 in November 1995 to 5,055,000 in September 2000, before falling to stand at 5,031,000 in March 2001. The trend then rose to 5,529,100 in August 2005, before falling to 5,520,800 in November 2005.
MALES EMPLOYED FULL TIME
The trend estimate for males employed full time generally rose from 4,203,200 in November 1995 to 4,400,400 in August 2000, before falling to 4,334,800 in June 2001. The trend then generally rose to 4,722,100 in July 2005, before falling to stand at 4,710,700 in November 2005.
MALES EMPLOYED PART TIME
The trend estimate of males employed part time rose from 521,700 in November 1995 to 631,100 in March 1999, before falling to 613,200 in September 1999. The trend has since generally risen to stand at 810,100 in November 2005.
The trend estimate of employed females rose from 3,600,500 in November 1995 to 4,242,200 in March 2003, with strong growth in late 2002. The trend estimate then fell to 4,226,800 in July 2003, before rising to stand at 4,507,600 in November 2005.
FEMALES EMPLOYED FULL TIME
The trend estimate of females employed full time generally rose from 2,067,200 in November 1995 to 2,266,800 in March 2001. The trend then fell to 2,215,300 in January 2002, before generally rising to 2,442,500 in June 2005. The trend has since fallen to stand at 2,423,400 in November 2005.
FEMALES EMPLOYED PART TIME
The trend estimate of females employed part time rose from 1,533,300 in November 1995 to 1,952,400 in March 2003. The trend then fell to 1,929,800 in December 2003. The trend estimate has since risen steadily to stand at 2,084,200 in November 2005.
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