6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Mar 2015 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/04/2015
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MARCH KEY POINTS
TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
WHAT'S NEW IN THE LABOUR FORCE
For details regarding new Labour Force outputs, refer to What's new in the Labour Force on page 6. This issue also provides an update on recommendations from the independent technical review into the Labour Force Survey. For details, refer to page 10.
REVISIONS IN THIS ISSUE
Seasonally adjusted and trend series in this issue have been revised back to 1978 as a result of the annual seasonal reanalysis (see page 7 for details) and the incorporation of an additional month's original data. This resulted in the seasonally adjusted February 2015 unemployment rate being revised from 6.3% to 6.2%, and employment growth being revised from 15,600 to 42,000 persons. The February 2015 seasonally adjusted estimates include an adjustment for changes to the timing and content of the supplementary survey program; this adjustment has been revised following the availability of March 2015 data. The independent technical review of the Labour Force Survey noted that there was the possibility of instability in seasonally adjusted estimates in months with changes to the supplementary survey program, such as February.
The estimates in this publication are based on a sample survey. Published estimates and the movements derived from them are subject to sampling variability. Standard errors give a measure of sampling variability (see Standard Errors section). 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.
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