1307.6 - Tasmanian State and Regional Indicators, Mar 2009  
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The annual average size of the labour force in Tasmania in 2007-08 was 242,600, increasing 2.0% from 2006-07. The annual average participation rate also increased from 60.3% in 2006-07 to 61.0% in 2007-08.


Graph: Labour Force, Tasmania


Graph: Participation Rate, Tasmania

The average number of people employed continued to grow, increasing 2.8% from 2006-07 to 2007-08. The average number of people in full-time work also continued to increase, reaching 158,600 in 2007-08.


Graph: Unemployed Persons, Tasmania


Graph: Unemployment Rate, Tasmania

Tasmania's trend unemployment rate fell to an historically low level of 4.2% in June 2008. The Australian unemployment rate reached 4.2% at the same time. This was the lowest level of unemployment recorded for Tasmania since the current series began in 1978.

AVERAGE WEEKLY TOTAL EARNINGS, Full-time adults: trend

Graph: Average Weekly Total Earnings, Full-time adults: trend

In May 2008, the average weekly ordinary time earnings (ie no overtime earnings) figure for full time adults in Tasmania was $1,017.90, an increase of 2.0% on the May 2007 figure. In May 2008, the average weekly ordinary time earnings figure for full-time employed Tasmanian males was $1,054.80, and for females was $947.50. The Australian average weekly ordinary time earnings figure for full-time employed adults in May 2008 was $1,131.50.

Australian labour force framework(a)

Diagram: Australian labour force framework(a)

The concepts and definitions underlying Australian labour statistics are based on the conventions, recommendations and guidelines developed and maintained by the International Labour Organisation and the United Nations Statistical Office. Australian labour statistics comply in almost every respect with these international standards. Labour force figures are derived from the Labour Force Survey component of the Monthly Population Survey. The Labour Force Survey includes all persons aged 15 years and over except members of the permanent defence forces, certain diplomatic personnel of overseas governments customarily excluded from census and estimated population counts, overseas residents in Australia, and members of non-Australian defence forces (and their dependants) stationed in Australia.


Australian Labour Market Statistics (ABS cat. no. 6105.0)

Average Weekly Earnings, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6302.0)

Employment Arrangements and Superannuation, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6361.0)

Forms of Employment, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6359.0)

Job Vacancies, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6354.0)

Labour Force, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6202.0)

Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, Monthly (ABS cat. no. 6291.0.55.001)

Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (ABS cat. no. 6291.0.55.003)

Labour Mobility, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6209.0)

Labour Price Index, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6345.0)

Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (ABS cat. no. 6102.0.55.001)

Persons Not in the Labour Force, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6220.0)

Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia (ABS cat. no. 5673.0)

Tasmanian Key Indicators (ABS cat.no. 1304.6)

Underemployed Workers, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6265.0)

Further information can also be found on the Labour Statistics Theme Page of the ABS website.