SUPPLEMENTARY SURVEYS ON LABOUR TOPICS
The Monthly Population Survey comprises the Labour Force Survey and a range of supplementary surveys, which provide detailed information on a range of topics. Results from supplementary surveys on labour-related topics recently released comprise of: Job Search Experience, Australia (cat. no. 6222.0), Persons Not in the Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6220.0) and Underemployed Workers, Australia (cat. no. 6265.0)
RELEASE OF JOB SEARCH EXPERIENCE SURVEY
In January 2011, the ABS released Job Search Experience, Australia, July 2010 (cat. no. 6222.0). This publication contains estimates of unemployed persons classified by difficulties in finding work, duration of current period of unemployment, active steps taken to find work, whether looking for full-time or part-time work, educational attainment, and number of spells of looking for work in the previous 12 months. Estimates can also be cross-classified by demographic information such as state, sex, age, marital status and country of birth. This publication also provides estimates of employed persons who were formerly jobseekers but are now (as at the survey reference period) employed and were successful in securing that job in the previous 12 months.
RELEASE OF PERSONS NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE SURVEY
In March 2011, the ABS released Persons Not in the Labour Force, Australia, September 2010 (cat. no. 6220.0). Statistics in this publication include a range of information collected about people not in the labour force (i.e. persons who are neither employed nor unemployed in a particular reference period), including why they were not actively looking for work or were not available for work; their main activity while not in the labour force; whether they have worked previously and if so, time since their last job; occupation in their last job; and the reasons for ceasing their last job. Persons Not in the Labour Force includes information on discouraged job seekers and other people with marginal attachment to the labour force.
RELEASE OF UNDEREMPLOYED WORKERS SURVEY
In March 2011, the ABS released Underemployed Workers, Australia, September 2010 (cat. no. 6265.0). This publication provides information about people who are underemployed. Information includes whether they were looking for work with more hours, their availability to start work with more hours, and their experience in looking for work with more hours. The number of underemployed workers are an important component of underutilised labour resources in the economy.