1345.4 - SA Stats, Jun 2009  
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LABOUR FORCE


CONTENTS

Employed persons

Unemployment

Participation rate


EMPLOYED PERSONS

In trend terms, the total number of persons employed in South Australia in May 2009 was 795,600, an increase of 1,600 from the number of persons employed in April 2009 (794,000). The total number of persons employed in Australia in May 2009 was 10,788,100, a decrease of 1,200 on the number employed in April 2009 (10,789,300).

EMPLOYED PERSONS, Trend, South Australia
Graph: EMPLOYED PERSONS, Trend, South Australia


The number of males employed full-time in South Australia in May 2009 was 355,100 (in trend terms), a decrease from 356,000 in April 2009. The number of females employed full-time in South Australia increased from 185,600 in April 2009 to 187,200 in May 2009.


UNEMPLOYMENT

The trend estimate unemployment rate for South Australia remained steady in May 2009 at 5.6%. Australia's unemployment rate increased from 5.6% in April 2009 to 5.7% in May 2009.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE(a), Trend
Graph: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE(a), Trend


For South Australia, the trend unemployment rate for males increased slightly from 6.1% in April 2009 to 6.2% in May 2009. The trend unemployment rate for females in South Australia decreased slightly from 5.1% in April 2009 to 4.9% in May 2009.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE(a), Trend, South Australia
Graph: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE(a), Trend, South Australia



PARTICIPATION RATE

The trend estimate of the participation rate for South Australia increased slightly from 63.6% in April 2009 to 63.7% in May 2009. Australia's trend participation rate remained steady since April 2009 at 65.5%.

PARTICIPATION RATE, Trend
Graph: PARTICIPATION RATE, Trend


For South Australia, the trend participation rate for males dropped slightly from 69.5% in April 2009 to 69.3% in May 2009. The Australian participation rate for males remained steady in May 2009 at 72.2%. The participation rate for South Australian females increased from 58.0% in April 2009 to 58.3% in May 2009. The Australian female participation rate increased slightly over this period from 58.9% in April 2009 to 59.0% in May 2009.

PARTICIPATION RATE, Trend, South Australia
Graph: PARTICIPATION RATE, Trend, South Australia