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IMPROVED ESTIMATION METHODS FOR LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS

In June 2007, the ABS introduced an improved method of estimation for the Labour Force Survey (LFS). The new method, known as composite estimation, is more efficient than the previous estimation method, achieving a given level of standard error at lower cost than the previous estimator.


The new estimation method was introduced with the release of May 2007 labour force statistics. At the same time, historical LFS statistics were revised based on the new method, back to April 2001. Labour force statistics presented in this publication have been revised to reflect the composite estimation method.


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