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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 generally rose from 739,800 in April 1995 to 771,800 in February 1997. The trend then fell to 583,200 in September 2000, before rising to 685,000 in October 2001. The trend has since generally fallen to stand at 537,700 in April 2005.
The trend unemployment rate was relatively steady from April 1995 to February 1997. After falling to 6.1% in September 2000, the trend rose to 7.0% in October 2001. The trend has since generally fallen to stand at 5.1% in April 2005.
STATES TREND ESTIMATES
NEW SOUTH WALES
The trend estimate of employment in New South Wales rose slowly from 2,741,900 in April 1995 to 2,801,500 in July 1997. Apart from small decreases in late 2000 and early 2003, the trend has since increased steadily, to stand at 3,240,000 in April 2005.
The trend estimate of employment in Victoria generally rose from April 1995 to mid 1997, before growing at a faster rate to reach 2,360,300 in February 2003. After falling to 2,346,300 in June 2003, the trend has risen to stand at 2,474,000 in April 2005.
The trend estimate of employment in Queensland has generally been rising since April 1995, when it stood at 1,504,600. Apart from a small decrease in late 2000, the trend has been steadily increasing and stands at 1,984,900 in April 2005.
The trend estimate of employment in South Australia, although fluctuating, remained relatively steady from April 1995 until February 1999, when it stood at 657,700. The trend estimate has since generally risen to stand at 738,200 in April 2005.
The trend estimate of employment in Western Australia generally rose from 833,600 in April 1995 to 986,800 in August 2004. Recently, the trend has increased at a greater rate to stand at 1,031,500 in April 2005.
The trend estimate of employment in Tasmania, although fluctuating, remained relatively steady from April 1995 until March 2002, when it stood at 197,900. Since then the trend has risen to stand at 218,400 in April 2005.
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