6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jun 2020 Quality Declaration
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/07/2020
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JUNE KEY FIGURES
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
MANAGING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS
The ABS is continuing to take active steps to manage the impacts of COVID-19 on Labour Force statistics. For more information on recent developments, refer to Insights to the Original data.
The ABS would like to thank Australians for their continued support in responding to our surveys during such a difficult time, given how critically important this information is.
NEW ABS WEBSITE AND CHANGES TO LABOUR FORCE SURVEY PUBLICATIONS
The ABS will be launching a new website later in 2020. As part of this move to a new website, the Labour Force Survey publications are being redesigned, so that they are simpler, and present data in a way that is easier to find, understand and use.
Labour force data are currently released in three publications:
When the new ABS website is launched, labour force data will move to be released in two publications:
The main Labour Force Survey publication has been redesigned for the new ABS website, with improved navigation, thematic presentation of data, additional graphs and the most sought after statistics, increased range of state and territory indicators, greater visibility of notes on important changes or impacts on the estimates (e.g. resulting from COVID-19), and an improved range of useful explanatory information and resources (in a new 'Methodology page').
As outlined in May, the detailed monthly and detailed quarterly labour force survey releases (6291.0.55.001 and 6291.0.55.003) will be combined so that all detailed Labour Force data will be available within a single release. The spreadsheets and datacubes within this combined release will also be grouped together thematically, so that it is easier to find the data you are looking for. This expanded monthly detailed release will always include the latest monthly and quarterly data, noting that for the 'non-quarter' months, the quarterly spreadsheets and datacubes will have a different reference period. For example, the May issue will contain May monthly and May quarterly data, while the June issue will contain June monthly and May quarterly data.
The file names, table names and time series IDs of all the monthly and quarterly time series spreadsheets and datacubes will remain the same.
To see how the new labour force releases will look on the new ABS website, see the ABS Beta website versions for April:
If you have any questions or feedback on the new approach to release Labour Force Survey data, please contact us at email@example.com.
CONTINUED SUSPENSION OF TREND ESTIMATES
Given the extent of change in Labour Force time series, the ABS has temporarily suspended trend series and moved to using forward factors for seasonal adjustment. All estimates within the commentary, including information for the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory, refer to seasonally adjusted data. For more information, please refer to 'Suspension of trend series and changes to seasonal adjustment during the COVID-19 period'.
Estimates of changes in the commentary have been calculated using un-rounded estimates, and may be different from, but are more accurate than, movement obtained from the rounded estimates. Graphs also depict un-rounded estimates.
The estimates in this publication are based on a sample survey. Published estimates and movements are subject to sampling variability. Standard errors give a measure of sampling variability. 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.
MOVEMENTS IN SEASONALLY ADJUSTED SERIES BETWEEN MAY 2020 AND JUNE 2020
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