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JUNE 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 rose from 728,200 in June 1995 to 771,800 in February 1997. The trend then fell to 583,200 in September 2000, before rising to 685,200 in October 2001. The trend has since generally fallen to stand at 536,100 in June 2005.
The trend unemployment rate was relatively steady from June 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 June 2005.
UNEMPLOYED PERSONS TREND ESTIMATES
The trend estimate of unemployed males remained relatively flat from June 1995 to March 1997, before generally falling to 341,700 in August 2000. The trend then rose to 394,100 in October 2001, before generally falling to stand at 280,700 in June 2005.
MALES LOOKING FOR FULL-TIME WORK
The trend estimate of unemployed males looking for full-time work remained relatively flat from June 1995 to mid-1997, before falling to 287,900 in June 2000. The trend then rose to 329,900 in October 2001, before generally falling to stand at 221,400 in June 2005.
MALES LOOKING FOR PART-TIME WORK
Although fluctuating, the trend estimate of unemployed males looking for part-time work has increased from 47,200 in June 1995 to 66,200 in November 2002. The trend then fell to 55,700 in October 2003, before rising again to 63,400 in September 2004. The trend estimate has since fallen slightly to stand at 59,300 in June 2005.
The trend estimate of unemployed females rose from 289,500 in June 1995 to 321,400 in January 1997, before falling to 240,100 in September 2000. The trend then rose to 291,500 in November 2001, before generally falling to 245,700 in December 2004. The trend estimate has since risen to stand at 255,400 in June 2005.
FEMALES LOOKING FOR FULL-TIME WORK
The trend estimate of females looking for full-time work rose from 206,300 in June 1995 to 223,700 in February 1997. The trend then generally fell to 152,700 in September 2000, and then rose to 188,400 in October 2001. Since then, although increasing for short periods in early 2003 and early 2005, the trend has generally fallen to stand at 155,600 in June 2005.
FEMALES LOOKING FOR PART-TIME WORK
The trend estimate of unemployed females looking for part-time work has fluctuated over the last 10 years, rising from 83,100 in June 1995 to a high of 110,000 in April 2001. The trend estimate currently stands at 99,800 in June 2005.
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