6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, Jul 2012  
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Welcome to the latest issue of Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0), a product which helps you stay informed about key labour market measures and the latest developments in the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour statistics program.


This issue highlights some news from the ABS labour statistics program, including:

    • Release advice relating to Average Weekly Earnings; and
    • Outcomes of the Labour Household Surveys Content Review.

See the Labour Statistics News page for more details on these developments.

Australian Labour Market Statistics includes three annual datacubes which provide supplementary information on labour force underutilisation (volume and extended measures) and on employment type. These datacubes have been updated in this issue.

This issue also contains a feature article exploring volume measures of labour underutilisation, as well as links to articles that have recently been published in Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0), Forms of Employment, Australia (6359.0) and Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia (cat. no. 6310.0).


As announced in the April issue of Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0), changes are being made from this issue on. This issue will be the final regular quarterly issue of this product, which will continue to be released on an irregular basis and include data tables that are not contained in other standard ABS products, until such time as they are incorporated in other ABS standard products.

Earlier editions of this publication contained tables which have now been incorporated into other standard ABS products. The data tables:
    • Employed persons: future employment expectations by job tenure;
    • Unemployed persons: reason for unemployment by industry and occupation of last job; and
    • Underemployed: industry and occupation,
are now available in Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003) and will continue to be updated every quarter. These are shown as excel tables, numbered Table 17, 18 and 19, in the Downloads tab of the publication.

The data table:
    • All families, Family type by labour force status
will be incorporated into the next issue of Labour Force, Australia: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families (cat. no. 6224.0.55.001), which is scheduled for release later this year.

Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0) will continue to include the data tables:
    • Extended labour force underutilisation rate;
    • Volume measures of labour underutilisation; and
    • Employment type time series,
and will update them annually, until such time as they are incorporated in other ABS standard products.

In addition, there are further changes to the content for this issue, with content such as Summary Measures, Glossary and Explanatory Notes being removed. Updates on labour market statistical developments, analytical articles and future news will be available through the Labour Topics @ a Glance page.

If you would like further information about the upcoming changes to Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0) please contact Kirsty Leslie on (02) 6252 5436 or email kirsty.leslie@abs.gov.au.


If you have any questions about aspects of the labour statistics program, you can contact us on (02) 6252 7206 or email <labour.statistics@abs.gov.au>.

The Find out more page contains further information and contact details.

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