6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jun 2013 Quality Declaration 
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11 July 2013
Embargoed: 11.30 am Canberra Time
Australia's unemployment rate increased to 5.7 per cent in June 2013

Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.2 percentage points to 5.7 per cent in June, as announced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.

The ABS reported the number of people employed increased by 10,300 to 11,668,500 in June. The increase in employment was due to increased part-time employment, up 14,800 people to 3,524,100, offset by decreased full-time employment, down 4,400 to 8,144,500. The increase in total employment was mainly driven by increases in female part-time and male part-time employment.

The number of people unemployed increased by 23,700 people to 709,300 in June, the ABS reported.

The ABS monthly seasonally adjusted aggregate hours worked series showed an increase in June, up 8.8 million hours to 1,638.6 million hours.

The ABS reported a seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate increase of 0.1 percentage points to 65.3 per cent in June.

More details are contained in the June 2013 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0), as well as the upcoming June 2013 issue of Labour Force, Australia, Detailed (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001) due for release next week on July 18. These publications are available for free download (after release) from the ABS website - www.abs.gov.au.

Media note:
When reporting ABS data, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or ABS) must be attributed as the source.