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The number of males employed full-time in South Australia in August 2008 was 361,300 (in trend terms), an increase from 359,900 in July 2008. The number of females employed full-time in South Australia in August 2008 was 181,300 (in trend terms), a decrease from 182,200 in July 2008.
The trend estimate unemployment rate for South Australia dropped slightly to 4.6% in August 2008, down from 4.7% in July 2008. Australia's unemployment rate remained unchanged from July 2008 to August 2008 at 4.2%.
For South Australia, the trend unemployment rate for males dropped slightly from 4.5% in July 2008 to 4.4% for August 2008. The trend unemployment rate for females remained unchanged from July 2008 to August 2008 at 4.9%.
The trend estimate of the participation rate for South Australia in August 2008 was 63.0%, unchanged from July 2008. Australia's trend participation rate dropped slightly from 65.3% in July 2008 to 65.2% for August 2008.
For South Australia, the trend participation rate for males remained steady at 70.4% in August 2008. The Australian participation rate for males has been consistently higher than that for South Australia, and was down slightly to 72.3% in August 2008 from 72.4% in July 2008. The participation rate for South Australian females dropped slightly from 55.9% in July 2008 to 55.8% in August 2008. The Australian female participation rate remained steady over this period at 58.3%.
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