6209.0 - Labour Mobility, Australia, Feb 1998
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/07/1998
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Job mobility decreases - ABS
Of the 9,243,800 Australians aged 15-69 years who worked at some time during the year ending February 1998, 14 per cent (1,321,900) changed their job or business, or changed the locality of their workplace in that period, according to the results of a survey released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The proportion of people who were job mobile decreased 1.5 percentage points from the level of job mobility during the year ending February 1996. This is the first decrease in job mobility rates recorded in the survey since the year ending February 1992.
Some 80 per cent of those who were job mobile changed their employer or business at least once, while 20 per cent only changed the location of their work.
Other findings show:
Of the 1,981,200 people who ceased a job during the year ending February 1998, 64 per cent voluntarily left their jobs, compared with 65 per cent in 1996 and 61 per cent in 1994. A further 21 per cent lost their jobs due to retrenchment (compared with 20 per cent in 1996 and 24 per cent in 1994), and 15 per cent ceased their jobs for other reasons.
Details are found in Labour Mobility, Australia, February 1998 (cat. no. 6209.0) available from ABS Bookshops. A Summary of Findings from this publication is also avalaible from this site.
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