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SPOTLIGHT LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION
Components of underutilisation
The QLFUR can also be thought of as the sum of the quarterly unemployment rate and the quarterly underemployment rate. Since May 2008, increases in both the trend quarterly unemployment rate and the trend quarterly underemployment rate have contributed to the increase in the QLFUR.
The trend quarterly unemployment rate increased from 4.1% in May 2008 to 4.9% in February 2009, while the trend quarterly underemployment rate increased from 5.9% to 7.0%, respectively.
For further data regarding the quarterly measures of labour underutilisation please see Tables 4.1 to 4.4 in this publication. For further information about any of the measures mentioned in this article, please contact Bjorn Jarvis (ph (02) 6252 6552 or email <email@example.com>).
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