6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jun 2014 Quality Declaration 
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10 July 2014
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time)
Australia's unemployment rate increased to 6.0 per cent in June 2014
Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage points to 6.0 per cent in June 2014, as announced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.

The seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate increased by 0.1 percentage points to 64.7 per cent in June 2014.

The ABS reported the number of people employed increased by 15,900 to 11,578,200 in June 2014 (seasonally adjusted). The increase in total employment was due to increased female employment (both full-time and part-time) and increased male part-time employment, offset by a fall in male full-time employment. Part-time employment increased by 19,700 people to 3,515,700 and full-time employment decreased by 3,800 people to 8,062,500.

The ABS monthly seasonally adjusted aggregate hours worked series increased in June 2014, up 15.1 million hours (0.9 per cent) to 1,629.1 million hours.

The seasonally adjusted number of people unemployed increased by 20,300 to 741,700 in June 2014, the ABS reported.

More details are in the June 2014 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0), as well as the upcoming June 2014 issue of Labour Force, Australia, Detailed (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001) due for release next week on 17 July. These publications are available for free download (after release) from the ABS website - www.abs.gov.au.

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