This publication draws together labour statistics from a range of ABS household and business surveys, to provide an overall picture of the labour market. The key purpose of this publication is to raise awareness of the range of data available, so that the data can be used more effectively.
It contains tables for core data items, presenting the most recent data available at a particular date (rather than relating to a particular reference period). The publication is also used to release annual supplementary measures of labour underutilisation, including the extended labour force underutilisation rate and volume measures of labour underutilisation, and an annual time series of employment type.
It includes a range of feature articles, both analytical and technical, which will assist users in understanding and interpreting the data and will also promote the range of data available from the ABS labour statistics program. It is also used to announce changes to labour series or releases.
The publication contains brief explanatory notes, outlining each data source, but refers to the relevant releases, and to Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods 6102.0.55.001, for more detail.